FactSet Research Systems Inc

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FDS : NYSE : Technology
$177.50 -1.30 | -0.73%
Today's Range: 177.74 - 179.17
Avg. Daily Volume: 299,200
08/31/16 - 11:12 AM ET

Financial Analysis

FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased 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. FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.04 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.11% 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 Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)287.5254.52
EBITDA ($mil)100.6593.36
EBIT ($mil)90.6885.36
Net Income ($mil)66.7861.41

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)211.16182.92
Total Assets ($mil)1038.98728.08
Total Debt ($mil)300.035.0
Equity ($mil)543.66532.38

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin60.1363.59
EBITDA Margin35.036.68
Operating Margin31.5433.54
Sales Turnover1.061.35
Return on Assets24.732.17
Return on Equity47.2144.0
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio2.482.26
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)40.6641.53
Div / share0.50.44
Book value / share13.3712.82
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume295465.0286434.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 8560.89 for the Diversified Financial Services industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.13. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 13.28 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 842.96. 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, FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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FDS 28.83 Peers 8560.89   FDS 20.96 Peers 6591.71

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

FDS 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.

FDS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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FDS 25.00 Peers 14.05   FDS 2.39 Peers 0.36

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

FDS is trading at a significant 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.

FDS trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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FDS 13.28 Peers 842.96   FDS 11.19 Peers 60.49

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.

FDS 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, FDS 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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FDS 6.56 Peers 993.38   FDS 11.98 Peers 9.20

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.

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


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

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



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