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Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA
ASPS : NASDAQ : Services
$28.90 -1.20 | -4.00%
Today's Range: 29.55 - 32.20
Avg. Daily Volume: 816,400
05/02/16 - 9:30 AM ET

Financial Analysis


ALTISOURCE PORTFOLIO SOLTNS's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. ALTISOURCE PORTFOLIO SOLTNS is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.21 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company managed to increase its liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 26.20% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)269.89255.89
EBITDA ($mil)53.8123.61
EBIT ($mil)31.847.26
Net Income ($mil)-45.1-1.54


Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)179.33161.36
Total Assets ($mil)727.98788.22
Total Debt ($mil)540.76593.4
Equity ($mil)50.9840.39


Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin38.3929.33
EBITDA Margin19.939.22
Operating Margin11.82.84
Sales Turnover1.441.37
Return on Assets5.7117.06
Return on Equity81.59332.93
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio2.372.15
Debt/Capital0.910.94
Interest Expense6.817.32
Interest Coverage4.670.99


Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)19.0220.28
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-2.35-0.08
Book value / share2.681.99
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume811073.0506542.0

Valuation


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 27.69 for the Real Estate Management & Development industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 23.99. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 11.23 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 2.40. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, ALTISOURCE PORTFOLIO SOLTNS seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ASPS 16.09 Peers 27.69   ASPS 2.93 Peers 41.55

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

ASPS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. 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.

ASPS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ASPS 5.35 Peers 21.36   ASPS 0.09 Peers 1.64

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

ASPS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. 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.

ASPS trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ASPS 11.23 Peers 2.40   ASPS -66.37 Peers 8.54

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.

ASPS is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, ASPS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ASPS 0.54 Peers 2.22   ASPS -2.55 Peers 12.44

Discount. 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.

ASPS is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

ASPS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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