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Eaton Vance Corp
EV : NYSE : Financial
$36.10 up0.18 | 0.52%
Today's Range: 35.71 - 36.38
Avg. Daily Volume: 782,500
12/01/15 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

EATON VANCE CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 5.33% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)341.46368.38
EBITDA ($mil)0.0144.75
EBIT ($mil)110.93139.18
Net Income ($mil)62.280.12

Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)628.26394.18
Total Assets ($mil)2116.471860.09
Total Debt ($mil)970.85725.64
Equity ($mil)620.23655.18

Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin32.4939.29
EBITDA Margin0.039.29
Operating Margin32.4937.78
Sales Turnover0.660.78
Return on Assets10.8816.36
Return on Equity37.1346.44
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio0.00.0
Interest Expense11.148.71
Interest Coverage9.9615.98

Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)115.89118.26
Div / share0.270.25
Book value / share5.355.54
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume781455.0720468.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 18.34 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 22.01. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.73 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 2.02. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, EATON VANCE CORP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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EV 18.76 Peers 18.34   EV NA Peers 17.70

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

EV is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

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  Price to
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EV 13.24 Peers 15.73   EV 0.78 Peers 3.41

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

EV 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.

EV trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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EV 6.73 Peers 2.02   EV -21.32 Peers 5.67

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.

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  Sales Growth
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EV 2.97 Peers 3.37   EV -3.23 Peers 1.74

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.

EV is trading at a discount to 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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