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Intuitive Surgical Inc
ISRG : NASDAQ : Health Care
$519.24 | %
Today's Range: 516.88 - 521.05
Avg. Daily Volume: 329,600
11/27/15 - 12:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged 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. INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 4.36 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. ISRG managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 33.42% 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 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)589.7550.1
EBITDA ($mil)213.5179.0
EBIT ($mil)189.9159.1
Net Income ($mil)167.3123.7

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1739.71014.3
Total Assets ($mil)4682.33651.5
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)4115.23084.2

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin71.1269.17
EBITDA Margin36.232.53
Operating Margin32.228.92
Sales Turnover0.490.58
Return on Assets11.6512.0
Return on Equity13.2514.2
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio5.013.31
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)37.336.3
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share110.3384.96
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume325806.0287677.0


BUY. INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 42.68 for the Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 22.01. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.69 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a premium versus the industry average of 4.45. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ISRG 35.79 Peers 42.68   ISRG 28.30 Peers 26.02

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

ISRG 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.

ISRG is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ISRG 26.02 Peers 25.98   ISRG 0.55 Peers 0.80

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

ISRG is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

ISRG trades at a significant discount to its peers.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ISRG 4.69 Peers 4.45   ISRG 25.49 Peers -6.34

Average. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

ISRG is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

ISRG is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ISRG 8.35 Peers 5.73   ISRG 9.95 Peers 15.92

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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