EarthLink Holdings Corp

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ELNK : NASDAQ : Technology
$6.85 -0.06 | -0.87%
Today's Range: 6.82 - 6.98
Avg. Daily Volume: 671,100
07/27/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

EARTHLINK HOLDINGS CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. EARTHLINK HOLDINGS CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.00 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 57.63% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)252.06282.45
EBITDA ($mil)55.4457.73
EBIT ($mil)15.2510.46
Net Income ($mil)7.87-10.48

Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)60.71108.05
Total Assets ($mil)662.83856.12
Total Debt ($mil)470.87587.12
Equity ($mil)25.6260.47

Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin54.2954.16
EBITDA Margin21.9920.43
Operating Margin6.053.7
Sales Turnover1.611.35
Return on Assets-3.75-6.63
Return on Equity-97.04-93.14
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio1.171.21
Interest Expense0.013.79
Interest Coverage0.00.76

Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)105.07102.99
Div / share0.050.05
Book value / share0.240.59
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume677854.0806050.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 27.65 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 5.44. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, EARTHLINK HOLDINGS CORP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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ELNK NM Peers 39.31   ELNK 4.41 Peers 26.21

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

ELNK's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


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.

ELNK is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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ELNK 153.18 Peers 20.61   ELNK NA Peers 0.25

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

ELNK is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Neutral. 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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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ELNK 27.65 Peers 5.44   ELNK 54.55 Peers 35.70

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

ELNK is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


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

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

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  Sales Growth
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ELNK 0.66 Peers 8.94   ELNK -7.65 Peers 26.18

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.

ELNK 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.

ELNK significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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