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j2 Global Inc
JCOM : NASDAQ : Technology
$51.10 -0.35 | -0.68%
Today's Range: 50.61 - 51.39
Avg. Daily Volume: 303,300
09/22/14 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


J2 GLOBAL INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. J2 GLOBAL INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 5.56 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 22.95% 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 FY14 Q2 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)144.74128.76
EBITDA ($mil)60.1649.49
EBIT ($mil)44.8440.01
Net Income ($mil)35.0536.04


Balance Sheet Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)653.57323.87
Total Assets ($mil)1639.821103.88
Total Debt ($mil)589.6245.43
Equity ($mil)793.59645.41


Profitability Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Gross Profit Margin85.0284.14
EBITDA Margin41.5538.43
Operating Margin30.9831.07
Sales Turnover0.330.4
Return on Assets6.8510.94
Return on Equity14.1618.71
Debt Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Current Ratio5.853.58
Debt/Capital0.430.28
Interest Expense5.684.86
Interest Coverage7.898.23


Share Data Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)46.845.57
Div / share0.270.24
EPS0.730.77
Book value / share16.9614.16
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume311829.0442601.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 36.51 for the Internet Software & Services industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.94. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.03 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.81. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, J2 GLOBAL INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
JCOM 21.78 Peers 36.51   JCOM 13.66 Peers 31.63

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

JCOM is trading at a significant discount 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.

JCOM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
JCOM 13.81 Peers 46.71   JCOM 0.46 Peers 0.89

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

JCOM is trading at a significant discount 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.

JCOM trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
JCOM 3.03 Peers 5.81   JCOM -9.24 Peers 24.64

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.

JCOM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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

However, JCOM is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
JCOM 4.42 Peers 9.12   JCOM 24.45 Peers 32.43

Discount. 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.

JCOM is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

JCOM trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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