INTUIT INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. INTUIT INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.34 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 31.60% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||672.0||622.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||-84.0||-11.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1589.0||1116.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5038.0||4068.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||499.0||499.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||81.1||84.41|
|Return on Assets||16.55||21.28|
|Return on Equity||28.49||36.87|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||285.42||284.7|
|Div / share||0.25||0.19|
|Book value / share||10.26||7.81|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1635810.0||1364720.0|
BUY. INTUIT INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 35.70 for the Software industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.74. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 9.10 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 5.82. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, INTUIT INC seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|INTU 32.53||Peers 35.70||INTU 17.52||Peers 23.65|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
INTU is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
INTU is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|INTU 24.83||Peers 40.17||INTU NM||Peers 11.77|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
INTU is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Neutral. 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.
INTU's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|INTU 9.10||Peers 5.82||INTU 6.69||Peers -15.51|
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.
INTU 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.
INTU is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|INTU 5.85||Peers 6.28||INTU 7.68||Peers 15.31|
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.
INTU 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.
INTU significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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