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Noah Holdings Ltd.
NOAH : NYSE : Financial

$14.07 | %
Today's Range: 13.42 - 14.16
Avg. Daily Volume: 463,000
04/17/14 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


NOAH HOLDINGS LTD -ADR's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2013 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. NOAH HOLDINGS LTD -ADR is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 4.10 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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 29.56% 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 FY13 Q4 FY12
Net Sales ($mil)45.4525.09
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)13.296.78
Net Income ($mil)13.396.35


Balance Sheet Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)224.47168.68
Total Assets ($mil)303.26205.37
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)224.43173.21


Profitability Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Gross Profit Margin77.9280.95
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin29.2427.01
Sales Turnover0.540.42
Return on Assets16.9611.11
Return on Equity22.9113.17
Debt Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Current Ratio4.187.21
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Shares outstanding (mil)55.354.87
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.240.12
Book value / share4.063.16
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume486616.0779841.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.53 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.29. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.48 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.52 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.18. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NOAH 15.20 Peers 21.53   NOAH 8.32 Peers 18.15

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

NOAH 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.

NOAH 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
NOAH 10.63 Peers 14.93   NOAH 0.43 Peers 0.92

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

NOAH 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.

NOAH 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
NOAH 3.48 Peers 2.18   NOAH 121.42 Peers 1141.75

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

NOAH is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

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

However, NOAH 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
NOAH 4.77 Peers 4.10   NOAH 88.90 Peers 9.20

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.

NOAH is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

NOAH has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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