EATON VANCE CORP'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 remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.18% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||368.38||356.93|
|Net Income ($mil)||80.12||57.15|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||394.18||498.55|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1860.09||2407.25|
|Total Debt ($mil)||725.64||1165.37|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||37.78||36.8|
|Return on Assets||16.36||8.05|
|Return on Equity||46.44||28.94|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||118.26||121.63|
|Div / share||0.25||0.22|
|Book value / share||5.54||5.51|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||970930.0||842131.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 22.66 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.74. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.35 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 2.10. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, EATON VANCE CORP seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|EV 16.68||Peers 22.66||EV NA||Peers 11.86|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
EV is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|EV 13.75||Peers 17.27||EV 2.04||Peers 1.66|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
EV is trading at a discount to its peers.
Premium. 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.
EV trades at a premium to its peers.
|EV 7.35||Peers 2.10||EV 61.58||Peers 151.71|
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.
EV 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, EV is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|EV 3.32||Peers 3.52||EV 6.83||Peers 5.43|
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.
EV 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.
EV has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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