EPAM SYSTEMS INC's gross profit margin for the third 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. EPAM SYSTEMS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 4.49 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 26.75% 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||192.76||140.15|
|Net Income ($mil)||19.04||16.44|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||192.31||123.2|
|Total Assets ($mil)||565.03||405.46|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||36.45||36.83|
|Return on Assets||12.38||14.36|
|Return on Equity||15.7||16.56|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||47.69||46.38|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||9.35||7.58|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||410811.0||385309.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 23.75 for the IT Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.47. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.01 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.75 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 9.28. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.
|EPAM 33.21||Peers 23.75||EPAM 21.55||Peers 20.54|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
EPAM is trading at a significant premium 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.
EPAM is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|EPAM 18.43||Peers 20.48||EPAM 0.46||Peers 1.71|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
EPAM is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
EPAM trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|EPAM 5.01||Peers 9.28||EPAM 15.57||Peers 19.46|
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.
EPAM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, EPAM is expected to trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|EPAM 3.26||Peers 5.10||EPAM 31.03||Peers 8.10|
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.
EPAM is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
EPAM has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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