EATON VANCE CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.49% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||331.56||354.93|
|Net Income ($mil)||58.39||29.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||388.58||262.71|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1893.12||1690.81|
|Total Debt ($mil)||964.5||714.18|
|Profitability||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||31.98||36.46|
|Return on Assets||13.71||15.49|
|Return on Equity||43.97||43.25|
|Debt||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Share Data||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||115.17||118.43|
|Div / share||0.27||0.25|
|Book value / share||5.13||5.11|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||918767.0||1052035.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 19.79 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 23.99. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.77 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 1.80. 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 15.92||Peers 19.79||EV 10.79||Peers 11.66|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
EV 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.
EV is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|EV 14.61||Peers 14.48||EV 1.97||Peers 1.46|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
EV is trading at a premium 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 significant premium to its peers.
|EV 6.77||Peers 1.80||EV 2.83||Peers -22.13|
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.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
EV is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|EV 2.90||Peers 3.11||EV -4.49||Peers -1.90|
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.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
EV significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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