FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 15.00% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2155.5||1984.8|
|Net Income ($mil)||640.6||509.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||7600.5||6327.9|
|Total Assets ($mil)||16357.1||15390.3|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2149.0||2295.1|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||39.81||38.39|
|Return on Assets||14.57||13.97|
|Return on Equity||20.58||21.34|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||622.89||630.92|
|Div / share||0.12||0.1|
|Book value / share||18.6||15.97|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1642316.0||1943518.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.24 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.47. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.92 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.75 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.13. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium.
|BEN 14.31||Peers 21.24||BEN 15.80||Peers 12.73|
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.
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.
BEN is trading at a premium to its peers.
|BEN 13.22||Peers 16.65||BEN NM||Peers 1.73|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
BEN is trading at a discount to 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 2.92||Peers 2.13||BEN 12.68||Peers 82.04|
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 significant 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 3.98||Peers 3.57||BEN 6.34||Peers 5.57|
Premium. 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 premium to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
BEN has a sales growth rate that exceeds its peers.
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