EATON VANCE CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 7.05% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||351.66||354.06|
|Net Income ($mil)||70.38||74.9|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||268.16||379.05|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1772.55||2281.41|
|Total Debt ($mil)||699.65||1209.39|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||34.76||36.95|
|Return on Assets||14.52||9.93|
|Return on Equity||40.56||33.18|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||118.04||120.72|
|Div / share||0.25||0.22|
|Book value / share||5.38||5.66|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||796117.0||726893.0|
BUY. EATON VANCE CORP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.61 for the Capital Markets industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.83. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.60 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 2.34. 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 19.37||Peers 21.61||EV NA||Peers 18.87|
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.
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 14.62||Peers 15.72||EV 11.88||Peers 2.16|
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.
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 7.60||Peers 2.34||EV 18.53||Peers 23.07|
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 trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|EV 3.34||Peers 3.65||EV 1.47||Peers 4.07|
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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