Ellie Mae Inc.

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ELLI : NYSE : Technology Services
$93.8 up 1.3 | 1.4%
Today's Range: 92.46 - 93.59
Avg. Daily Volume: 362400.0
02/21/18 - 10:32 AM ET

Financial Analysis

ELLIE MAE 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. ELLIE MAE INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.67 which clearly shows the ability to cover any 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 12.28% 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 ($mil)112.8996.18
EBITDA ($mil)19.321.39
EBIT ($mil)2.5614.34
Net Income ($mil)9.9110.9

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)241.04422.75
Total Assets ($mil)831.61751.52
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.7
Equity ($mil)735.34654.91

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin72.0773.18
EBITDA Margin17.122.24
Operating Margin2.2714.91
Sales Turnover0.50.48
Return on Assets6.355.02
Return on Equity7.185.76
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio3.916.05
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)34.2333.69
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share21.4819.44
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume369412.0453461.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 636.95 for the Software industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.51. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.18 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.26 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 12.45. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, ELLIE MAE INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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ELLI 60.65 Peers 636.95   ELLI 26.44 Peers 23.78

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

ELLI is trading at a significant discount 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 premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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ELLI 36.19 Peers 43.83   ELLI 3.74 Peers 2.78

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

ELLI is trading at a premium 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.

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  Earnings Growth
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ELLI 4.18 Peers 12.45   ELLI 29.82 Peers -8.01

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.

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  Sales Growth
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ELLI 7.37 Peers 7.60   ELLI 15.75 Peers 17.12

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.

ELLI is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.


Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.

ELLI is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.



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