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51job Inc
JOBS : NASDAQ : Services
$34.95 -0.88 | -2.50%
Today's Range: 34.86 - 36.04
Avg. Daily Volume: 137,400
05/06/15 - 3:38 PM ET

Financial Analysis


51JOB INC -ADR's gross profit margin for the fourth 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 4.87 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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.33% 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 FY14 Q4 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)80.5276.92
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)24.1122.66
Net Income ($mil)12.4726.27


Balance Sheet Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)730.49522.49
Total Assets ($mil)899.61681.07
Total Debt ($mil)179.090.0
Equity ($mil)563.12550.26


Profitability Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Gross Profit Margin70.7371.39
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin29.9429.46
Sales Turnover0.330.39
Return on Assets7.8612.14
Return on Equity12.5615.02
Debt Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Current Ratio5.234.56
Debt/Capital0.240.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)59.0159.14
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.220.44
Book value / share9.549.3
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume135798.0145095.0

Valuation


BUY. 51JOB INC -ADR's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 36.66 for the Professional Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.38. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.77 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.95. 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 35.12 Peers 36.66   JOBS 17.44 Peers 41.29

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

JOBS is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

JOBS 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
JOBS 17.48 Peers 21.08   JOBS 0.71 Peers 0.82

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.

 

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.

JOBS trades at a discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
JOBS 3.77 Peers 8.95   JOBS -25.46 Peers 30.59

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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
JOBS 7.19 Peers 3.51   JOBS 11.14 Peers 17.78

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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