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FactSet Research Systems Inc.
FDS : NYSE : Technology
$144.52 0.15 | 0.10%
Today's Range: 143.68 - 145.33
Avg. Daily Volume: 264,400
12/24/14 - 1:04 PM ET

Financial Analysis


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 ($mil)242.68222.98
EBITDA ($mil)88.4883.5
EBIT ($mil)80.2674.74
Net Income ($mil)55.8652.18


Balance Sheet Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)139.96187.78
Total Assets ($mil)646.48671.16
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)501.63546.62


Profitability Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Gross Profit Margin63.1966.59
EBITDA Margin36.4537.44
Operating Margin33.0733.52
Sales Turnover1.451.3
Return on Assets33.2929.95
Return on Equity42.936.77
Debt Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Current Ratio2.042.88
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)41.642.99
Div / share0.390.35
EPS1.321.19
Book value / share12.0612.72
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume259769.0308638.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 37.07 for the Software industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.99. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 11.80 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 6.06. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FDS 28.11 Peers 37.07   FDS 21.23 Peers 24.64

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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FDS 23.05 Peers 41.80   FDS 2.39 Peers 9.39

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
FDS 11.80 Peers 6.06   FDS 11.20 Peers -16.90

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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FDS 6.29 Peers 6.57   FDS 8.04 Peers 15.51

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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