Akamai Technologies Inc.

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AKAM : NASDAQ : Technology Services
$67.36 | %
Today's Range: 66.38 - 67.37
Avg. Daily Volume: 2350800.0
02/23/18 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.52 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.67% 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 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)663.45616.12
EBITDA ($mil)198.88208.3
EBIT ($mil)99.48124.3
Net Income ($mil)19.1191.64

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)711.94837.02
Total Assets ($mil)4602.844373.15
Total Debt ($mil)662.91640.09
Equity ($mil)3310.723224.37

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin76.1576.66
EBITDA Margin29.9733.8
Operating Margin14.9920.17
Sales Turnover0.540.54
Return on Assets4.747.22
Return on Equity6.599.8
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio2.823.5
Interest Expense0.05.58
Interest Coverage0.022.26

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)170.0173.26
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share19.4718.61
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2475270.01922688.0


HOLD. AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 54.38 for the Internet Software & Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.51. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.46 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 3.26 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.78. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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AKAM 53.92 Peers 54.38   AKAM 14.30 Peers 25.71

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

AKAM is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

AKAM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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AKAM 19.79 Peers 21.24   AKAM 0.40 Peers 0.32

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

AKAM is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

AKAM trades at a premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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AKAM 3.46 Peers 7.78   AKAM -30.17 Peers 22.11

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.

AKAM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

However, AKAM is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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AKAM 4.58 Peers 9.46   AKAM 6.96 Peers 35.76

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.

AKAM is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


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

AKAM significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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