ROPER TECHNOLOGIES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. ROPER TECHNOLOGIES INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.93 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 11.43% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||947.54||947.45|
|Net Income ($mil)||208.6||185.94|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||778.51||610.43|
|Total Assets ($mil)||10168.37||8412.93|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3271.22||2214.12|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||61.8||65.08|
|Return on Assets||6.84||7.67|
|Return on Equity||13.13||13.58|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||100.81||100.13|
|Div / share||0.25||0.2|
|Book value / share||52.57||47.49|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||479439.0||483987.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 110.21 for the Industrial Conglomerates industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.13. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.18 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.51 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.82. 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, ROPER TECHNOLOGIES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|ROP 24.34||Peers 110.21||ROP 18.12||Peers 15.20|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
ROP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Premium. 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.
ROP is trading at a premium to its peers.
|ROP 21.76||Peers 19.85||ROP 6.69||Peers 1.97|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
ROP is trading at a premium to 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.
ROP trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|ROP 3.18||Peers 3.82||ROP 7.18||Peers -45.57|
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.
ROP is trading at a discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
ROP is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|ROP 4.68||Peers 2.63||ROP 1.16||Peers 0.16|
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.
ROP 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.
ROP has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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