AUTODESK INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. AUTODESK INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.83 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 27.01% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||648.3||664.6|
|Net Income ($mil)||-37.2||11.5|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||2250.9||2026.4|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5515.3||4913.8|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1487.7||747.2|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||89.7||90.55|
|Return on Assets||-5.99||1.66|
|Return on Equity||-20.4||3.68|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||224.4||227.0|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||7.22||9.78|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2404021.0||2862792.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 8.51 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a premium versus the industry average of 7.13. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, AUTODESK INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|ADSK NM||Peers 49.40||ADSK 33.28||Peers 23.15|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
ADSK's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
ADSK is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|ADSK 558.09||Peers 89.20||ADSK NA||Peers 0.69|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
ADSK's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
Ratio not available.
|ADSK 8.51||Peers 7.13||ADSK -517.14||Peers -17.10|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
ADSK is trading at a premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, ADSK is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|ADSK 5.50||Peers 5.49||ADSK -0.33||Peers 5.56|
Average. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
ADSK is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
ADSK significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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