CONSTANT CONTACT 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 has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. CONSTANT CONTACT INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.97 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. CTCT managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 14.98% 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 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||88.05||74.93|
|Net Income ($mil)||6.25||4.52|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||162.62||123.2|
|Total Assets ($mil)||322.87||284.87|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||79.68||80.12|
|Return on Assets||4.43||2.53|
|Return on Equity||5.41||3.13|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||31.91||31.2|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||8.28||7.37|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||305911.0||284945.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 81.08 for the Internet Software & Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.41. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.62 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a discount versus the industry average of 5.42. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.
|CTCT 86.95||Peers 81.08||CTCT 21.26||Peers 36.90|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
CTCT is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
CTCT is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|CTCT 23.19||Peers 33.14||CTCT 0.41||Peers 0.77|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
CTCT is trading at a 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.
CTCT trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|CTCT 4.62||Peers 5.42||CTCT 91.30||Peers -19.62|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
CTCT is trading at a discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
CTCT is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|CTCT 3.68||Peers 10.29||CTCT 16.22||Peers 35.12|
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.
CTCT 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.
CTCT significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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