FactSet Research Systems Inc.

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FDS : NYSE : Commercial Services
$214.58 | %
Today's Range: 212.89 - 215.61
Avg. Daily Volume: 333400.0
03/16/18 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.47 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. FDS managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 24.44% 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 Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Net Sales ($mil)329.14288.06
EBITDA ($mil)109.88101.29
EBIT ($mil)95.691.27
Net Income ($mil)70.3866.58

Balance Sheet Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)253.61194.24
Total Assets ($mil)1430.61046.17
Total Debt ($mil)574.67365.0
Equity ($mil)618.22496.78

Profitability Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Gross Profit Margin56.2459.3
EBITDA Margin33.3835.16
Operating Margin29.0431.69
Sales Turnover0.881.09
Return on Assets18.3133.01
Return on Equity42.3869.53
Debt Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Current Ratio2.642.38
Interest Expense3.41.1
Interest Coverage28.1282.98

Share Data Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Shares outstanding (mil)39.1139.7
Div / share0.560.5
Book value / share15.8112.51
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume355971.0398058.0


BUY. FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 29.72 for the Capital Markets industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.58. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 13.16 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.27 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 5.27. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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FDS 31.37 Peers 29.72   FDS 24.49 Peers 30.85

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

FDS is trading at a valuation on par with 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 discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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FDS 22.55 Peers 17.50   FDS 1.11 Peers 0.81

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 13.16 Peers 5.27   FDS -21.64 Peers 37.86

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.

FDS is trading at a significant premium 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 6.44 Peers 5.44   FDS 10.27 Peers 14.71

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.

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


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

FDS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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