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51job Inc
JOBS : : Services
$29.80 | %
Today's Range: 29.16 - 30.29
Avg. Daily Volume: 102,500
04/29/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


51JOB INC -ADR's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. 51JOB INC -ADR is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 4.50 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 13.08% 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 Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)88.0180.52
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)27.7324.11
Net Income ($mil)20.4812.47


Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)766.3730.49
Total Assets ($mil)991.43899.61
Total Debt ($mil)171.18179.09
Equity ($mil)636.8563.12


Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin71.5870.73
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin31.5129.94
Sales Turnover0.320.33
Return on Assets9.627.86
Return on Equity14.9812.56
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio4.895.23
Debt/Capital0.210.24
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)58.9559.01
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.360.22
Book value / share10.89.54
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume102868.0143414.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 46.16 for the Professional Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.17. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.95 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.24. 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, 51JOB INC -ADR 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
JOBS 21.82 Peers 46.16   JOBS 14.07 Peers 15.49

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

JOBS is trading at a significant 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.

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

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
JOBS 16.44 Peers 19.32   JOBS 3.48 Peers 1.10

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

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

 

Premium. 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.

JOBS trades at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
JOBS 2.95 Peers 7.24   JOBS 42.43 Peers 16.55

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.

JOBS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
JOBS 5.92 Peers 3.28   JOBS 7.42 Peers 11.06

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.

JOBS 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.

JOBS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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