51JOB INC -ADR'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. 51JOB INC -ADR is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 5.23 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. JOBS 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 9.31% 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 ($mil)||71.23||63.92|
|Net Income ($mil)||8.42||19.64|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||678.86||477.11|
|Total Assets ($mil)||840.83||601.64|
|Total Debt ($mil)||175.79||0.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||73.87||73.71|
|Return on Assets||8.68||12.56|
|Return on Equity||13.72||15.53|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||59.5||58.78|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||8.94||8.28|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||172248.0||130959.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 38.32 for the Professional Services industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.99. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.97 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.55. 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.
|JOBS 29.31||Peers 38.32||JOBS NA||Peers 26.96|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
JOBS is trading at a discount to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|JOBS 21.20||Peers 22.66||JOBS NM||Peers 0.90|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
JOBS is trading at a premium to its peers.
Neutral. 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's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|JOBS 3.97||Peers 5.55||JOBS -4.35||Peers 13.20|
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.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, JOBS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|JOBS 7.49||Peers 3.48||JOBS 15.80||Peers 11.59|
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.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
JOBS has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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