INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.65 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 5.51% 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||550.1||499.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||123.7||156.8|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1014.3||1212.9|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3651.5||3697.4|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||69.17||74.81|
|Return on Assets||12.0||18.38|
|Return on Equity||14.2||20.82|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||36.3||38.1|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||84.96||85.68|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||316655.0||478191.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 38.05 for the Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.91. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.04 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.75 and a premium versus the industry average of 4.72. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|ISRG 44.54||Peers 38.05||ISRG 27.13||Peers 43.17|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
ISRG is trading at a premium 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.
ISRG is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|ISRG 28.43||Peers 27.44||ISRG NM||Peers 0.89|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
ISRG is trading at a premium to 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.
ISRG's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|ISRG 6.04||Peers 4.72||ISRG -30.96||Peers 20.39|
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.
ISRG 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, ISRG is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|ISRG 8.86||Peers 4.96||ISRG -8.49||Peers 7.39|
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.
ISRG is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
ISRG significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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