ZIX CORP's gross profit margin for the third 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. ZIX CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.91 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.01% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||14.01||12.71|
|Net Income ($mil)||1.93||1.16|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||24.06||20.26|
|Total Assets ($mil)||83.87||82.69|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||86.71||87.04|
|Return on Assets||6.1||9.72|
|Return on Equity||9.55||14.68|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||55.86||56.81|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.96||0.96|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||437939.0||359077.0|
HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 41.32 for the Software industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.13. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.57 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.51 and a discount versus the industry average of 5.92. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.
|ZIXI 48.78||Peers 41.32||ZIXI 16.56||Peers 18.94|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
ZIXI is trading at a premium 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.
ZIXI is trading at a discount to its peers.
|ZIXI 16.26||Peers 29.69||ZIXI 0.26||Peers 0.73|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
ZIXI is trading at a significant 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.
ZIXI trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|ZIXI 4.57||Peers 5.92||ZIXI -35.72||Peers -14.04|
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.
ZIXI is trading at a discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, ZIXI is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|ZIXI 4.61||Peers 5.24||ZIXI 6.94||Peers 6.89|
Discount. 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.
ZIXI is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.
ZIXI is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.
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