INTUITIVE SURGICAL 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. INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.64 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 remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 1.94% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||532.1||464.7|
|Net Income ($mil)||97.0||44.3|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1362.2||1559.3|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4126.2||4194.2|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||67.09||71.53|
|Return on Assets||11.42||12.55|
|Return on Equity||13.15||14.39|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||36.8||38.4|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||97.43||95.22|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||287841.0||245355.0|
HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 35.91 for the Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.55. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.08 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a discount versus the industry average of 6.40. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|ISRG 39.18||Peers 35.91||ISRG 28.77||Peers 24.58|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
ISRG is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Premium. 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 premium to its peers.
|ISRG 25.71||Peers 24.49||ISRG 0.79||Peers 1.00|
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.
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 discount to its peers.
|ISRG 5.08||Peers 6.40||ISRG -5.04||Peers -1.09|
Discount. 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 discount 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 8.28||Peers 6.07||ISRG 3.80||Peers 10.85|
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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