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Zix Corporation
ZIXI : NASDAQ :
$5.11 -0.01 | -0.20%
Today's Range: 5.01 - 5.15
Avg. Daily Volume: 0
07/06/15 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ZIX CORP's gross profit margin for the first 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 average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.08 which shows that technically this company has 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 remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.57% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)13.0712.16
EBITDA ($mil)2.512.08
EBIT ($mil)2.011.68
Net Income ($mil)1.181.06


Balance Sheet Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)24.922.5
Total Assets ($mil)85.9984.79
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)59.2261.41


Profitability Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Gross Profit Margin86.9386.63
EBITDA Margin19.217.09
Operating Margin15.3513.81
Sales Turnover0.60.57
Return on Assets4.912.9
Return on Equity7.1217.82
Debt Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Current Ratio1.221.35
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)57.3859.25
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.020.02
Book value / share1.031.04
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume435283.0269900.0

Valuation


HOLD. ZIX CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 47.68 for the Software industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.31. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.00 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a discount versus the industry average of 6.03. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ZIXI 64.50 Peers 47.68   ZIXI 20.76 Peers 26.66

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

ZIXI is trading at a significant 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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ZIXI 20.64 Peers 40.14   ZIXI 0.35 Peers 1.28

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ZIXI 5.00 Peers 6.03   ZIXI -55.56 Peers 171.88

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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ZIXI 5.78 Peers 6.17   ZIXI 5.60 Peers 16.57

Average. 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 valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

ZIXI significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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