Cerner Corp

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CERN : NASDAQ : Technology
$66.66 up 0.32 | 0.48%
Today's Range: 65.93 - 66.65
Avg. Daily Volume: 2517100.0
06/28/17 - 10:24 AM ET

Financial Analysis

CERNER CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. CERNER CORP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.82 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 5.01% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1260.491138.14
EBITDA ($mil)378.99337.46
EBIT ($mil)244.16218.33
Net Income ($mil)173.21150.36

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)531.91503.45
Total Assets ($mil)5803.215594.49
Total Debt ($mil)550.15595.44
Equity ($mil)4112.883916.33

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin45.4346.18
EBITDA Margin30.0629.65
Operating Margin19.3719.18
Sales Turnover0.850.82
Return on Assets11.3610.34
Return on Equity16.0314.77
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio2.192.23
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)330.35337.91
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share12.4511.59
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2604445.02819536.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 93.73 for the Health Care Technology industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.75. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.41 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.09 and a discount versus the industry average of 6.48. 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, CERNER CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CERN 34.89 Peers 93.73   CERN 19.48 Peers 37.69

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

CERN is trading at a significant discount 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.

CERN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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CERN 24.22 Peers 46.76   CERN 0.98 Peers 1.03

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

CERN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Average. 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.

CERN trades at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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CERN 5.41 Peers 6.48   CERN 16.26 Peers -9.22

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.

CERN 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.

CERN is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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CERN 4.52 Peers 6.12   CERN 7.69 Peers 17.60

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.

CERN 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.

CERN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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