FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC's gross profit margin for the first 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 9.98% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2064.3||2109.5|
|Net Income ($mil)||566.4||603.8|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||7889.4||6705.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||16296.8||15909.3|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2099.5||2257.2|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||39.54||40.01|
|Return on Assets||14.4||14.06|
|Return on Equity||20.3||21.29|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||622.43||630.92|
|Div / share||0.65||0.12|
|Book value / share||18.57||16.65|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1900843.0||1640073.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.46 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.65. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.79 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.85 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.42. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium.
|BEN 13.87||Peers 21.46||BEN 13.52||Peers 14.27|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
BEN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Average. 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.
BEN is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|BEN 13.41||Peers 15.58||BEN NM||Peers 1.31|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
BEN is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
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.
BEN's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|BEN 2.79||Peers 2.42||BEN 6.34||Peers 8.93|
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.
BEN 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, BEN is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|BEN 3.82||Peers 3.64||BEN 3.09||Peers 2.99|
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.
BEN is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.
BEN is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.
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