Ellie Mae Inc

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ELLI : NYSE : Technology
$97.2 up 1.6 | 1.7%
Today's Range: 94.96 - 97.47
Avg. Daily Volume: 562100.0
03/01/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ELLIE MAE INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. ELLIE MAE INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 5.86 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company managed to increase its liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 125.16% 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 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)96.1864.87
EBITDA ($mil)21.399.96
EBIT ($mil)14.344.95
Net Income ($mil)10.94.82


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)422.7583.37
Total Assets ($mil)751.52364.89
Total Debt ($mil)0.094.53
Equity ($mil)654.91290.85


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin73.1872.28
EBITDA Margin22.2415.35
Operating Margin14.917.64
Sales Turnover0.480.7
Return on Assets5.026.09
Return on Equity5.767.65
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio6.051.93
Debt/Capital0.00.02
Interest Expense0.00.02
Interest Coverage0.0247.65


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)33.6929.57
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.310.16
Book value / share19.449.84
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume582064.0580427.0

Valuation


BUY. ELLIE MAE INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 52.40 for the Software industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.53. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.83 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.96 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.86. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, ELLIE MAE INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ELLI 82.29 Peers 52.40   ELLI 30.78 Peers 23.05

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

ELLI is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Premium. 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.

ELLI is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ELLI 37.75 Peers 58.71   ELLI 1.31 Peers 0.83

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

ELLI is trading at a discount to 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.

ELLI trades at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ELLI 4.83 Peers 8.86   ELLI 56.16 Peers 37.37

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.

ELLI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ELLI 8.77 Peers 6.15   ELLI 41.87 Peers 7.42

Premium. 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.

ELLI is trading at a significant premium to its industry.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

ELLI has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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