FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.03 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company managed to increase its liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.20% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||247.79||226.93|
|Net Income ($mil)||61.6||52.43|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||147.41||102.98|
|Total Assets ($mil)||709.57||653.97|
|Total Debt ($mil)||35.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||63.37||65.38|
|Return on Assets||31.62||31.94|
|Return on Equity||42.41||40.36|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||41.63||42.36|
|Div / share||0.39||0.35|
|Book value / share||12.71||12.22|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||324568.0||248386.0|
BUY. FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 37.68 for the Software industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.83. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 13.20 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 6.13. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.
|FDS 31.64||Peers 37.68||FDS 24.27||Peers 26.16|
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.
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.
FDS is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|FDS 26.96||Peers 39.81||FDS 2.29||Peers 1.27|
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 discount 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.
FDS trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|FDS 13.20||Peers 6.13||FDS 11.11||Peers 156.32|
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.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, FDS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|FDS 7.27||Peers 6.17||FDS 8.71||Peers 15.75|
Premium. 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 premium to 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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