FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.89 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 8.23% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||242.68||222.98|
|Net Income ($mil)||55.86||52.18|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||139.96||187.78|
|Total Assets ($mil)||646.48||671.16|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||63.19||66.59|
|Return on Assets||33.29||29.95|
|Return on Equity||42.9||36.77|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||41.58||42.99|
|Div / share||0.39||0.35|
|Book value / share||12.06||12.72|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||237555.0||281059.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 35.27 for the Software industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.47. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 11.84 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.75 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 5.75. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium.
|FDS 28.24||Peers 35.27||FDS 21.33||Peers 24.30|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
FDS is trading at a discount to its peers.
Discount. 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.
FDS is trading at a discount to its peers.
|FDS 23.16||Peers 42.93||FDS 2.36||Peers 9.36|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
FDS is trading at a significant discount to 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.
FDS trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|FDS 11.84||Peers 5.75||FDS 11.20||Peers -17.79|
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.
FDS 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.
FDS is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|FDS 6.32||Peers 6.31||FDS 8.04||Peers 15.92|
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.
FDS 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.
FDS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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