FactSet Research Systems Inc

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FDS : NYSE : Financial
$164.3 up 1.3 | 0.77%
Today's Range: 162.58 - 164.48
Avg. Daily Volume: 303200.0
09/20/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC's gross profit margin for the third 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. FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.87 which shows the ability to cover 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 remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.96% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)312.12287.5
EBITDA ($mil)105.14100.65
EBIT ($mil)92.0290.68
Net Income ($mil)65.4166.78

Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)193.69211.16
Total Assets ($mil)1358.011038.98
Total Debt ($mil)575.0300.0
Equity ($mil)527.55543.66

Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin57.2960.13
EBITDA Margin33.6835.0
Operating Margin29.4831.54
Sales Turnover0.871.06
Return on Assets25.2524.7
Return on Equity65.0147.21
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio2.052.48
Interest Expense2.90.9
Interest Coverage31.73100.76

Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)39.240.66
Div / share0.560.5
Book value / share13.4613.37
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume303969.0286169.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.01 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.88. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 12.00 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.76. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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FDS 18.89 Peers 21.01   FDS 21.62 Peers 20.56

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

FDS is trading at a discount to its peers.


Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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FDS 20.13 Peers 18.04   FDS NM Peers 2.22

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 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.

FDS's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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FDS 12.00 Peers 3.76   FDS 38.79 Peers 55.04

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 5.36 Peers 4.09   FDS 7.28 Peers 19.17

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 significant premium to its industry.


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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