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, although the growth in net income underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the revenue growth did not.
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||1895697.0||1797547.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 19.21 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.94 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.28. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium.
|BEN 14.58||Peers 19.21||BEN 14.21||Peers 14.89|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
BEN is trading at a 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 13.77||Peers 15.98||BEN NM||Peers 2.85|
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 2.94||Peers 2.28||BEN 6.34||Peers 12.59|
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 4.02||Peers 3.96||BEN 3.09||Peers 1.29|
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.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
BEN has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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