FactSet Research Systems Inc

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FDS : NYSE : Technology
$158.99 -0.4 | -0.25%
Today's Range: 158.49 - 159.76
Avg. Daily Volume: 391900.0
12/02/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged 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 2.21 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.67% 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 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)287.29261.78
EBITDA ($mil)102.9392.77
EBIT ($mil)93.185.65
Net Income ($mil)144.3162.18


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)252.62182.41
Total Assets ($mil)1019.16736.67
Total Debt ($mil)300.035.0
Equity ($mil)517.38531.58


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin60.461.62
EBITDA Margin35.8235.43
Operating Margin32.432.72
Sales Turnover1.111.37
Return on Assets33.2432.72
Return on Equity65.4845.34
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio2.332.18
Debt/Capital0.370.06
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)40.0441.32
Div / share0.50.44
EPS3.551.48
Book value / share12.9212.87
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume374000.0295532.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 20.92 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.16. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 12.57 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.52. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FDS 19.74 Peers 20.92   FDS 19.64 Peers 17.12

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.

 

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.

FDS is trading at a premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FDS 20.99 Peers 20.01   FDS NM Peers 2.07

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
FDS 12.57 Peers 4.52   FDS 44.13 Peers 54.92

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 trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FDS 5.77 Peers 5.07   FDS 11.95 Peers 1.15

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.

 

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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