Salesforce.com Inc. Stock Hold Recommendation Reiterated (CRM)
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- The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 1.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 34.0%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 64.22% to $136.20 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, SALESFORCE.COM INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 0.18%.
- After a year of stock price fluctuations, the net result is that CRM's price has not changed very much. Although its weak earnings growth may have played a role in this flat result, don't lose sight of the fact that the performance of the overall market, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, was essentially similar. Looking ahead, our view is that this company's fundamentals will not have much impact in either direction, allowing the stock to generally move up or down based on the push and pull of the broad market.
- The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Software industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 130.3% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$4.27 million to -$9.83 million.
- The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Software industry and the overall market, SALESFORCE.COM INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
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