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j2 Global Inc
JCOM : NASDAQ : Technology
$71.49 | %
Today's Range: 68.02 - 71.49
Avg. Daily Volume: 260,600
10/02/15 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

J2 GLOBAL INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. J2 GLOBAL INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.65 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 increased by 7.00% 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 FY15 Q2 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)176.04144.74
EBITDA ($mil)71.9660.16
EBIT ($mil)50.0744.84
Net Income ($mil)38.9235.05

Balance Sheet Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)513.12653.57
Total Assets ($mil)1726.811639.82
Total Debt ($mil)597.73589.6
Equity ($mil)849.2793.59

Profitability Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Gross Profit Margin85.785.02
EBITDA Margin40.8741.55
Operating Margin28.4430.98
Sales Turnover0.380.33
Return on Assets7.086.85
Return on Equity14.414.16
Debt Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Current Ratio3.855.85
Interest Expense10.885.68
Interest Coverage4.67.89

Share Data Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)47.6446.8
Div / share0.30.27
Book value / share17.8216.96
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume257641.0249321.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 45.76 for the Internet Software & Services industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.47. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.94 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.59 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.93. 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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JCOM 27.98 Peers 45.76   JCOM 18.36 Peers 24.50

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.

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  Price to
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JCOM 15.66 Peers 20.11   JCOM 0.54 Peers 0.62

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 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 discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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JCOM 3.94 Peers 4.93   JCOM 6.35 Peers 83.15

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 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.

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  Sales Growth
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JCOM 5.09 Peers 8.41   JCOM 20.70 Peers 64.50

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 significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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