j2 Global Inc

Find Ratings Reports
JCOM : NASDAQ : Technology
$83.75 | %
Today's Range: 83.4465 - 84.55
Avg. Daily Volume: 374500.0
03/24/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


J2 GLOBAL 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. J2 GLOBAL INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.71 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.73% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. To learn more visit www.TheStreetRatings.com.



Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)251.84204.82
EBITDA ($mil)105.4794.83
EBIT ($mil)71.9565.25
Net Income ($mil)43.1635.47


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)124.01335.19
Total Assets ($mil)2062.331792.87
Total Debt ($mil)780.63601.55
Equity ($mil)914.54890.21


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin87.0586.16
EBITDA Margin41.8846.29
Operating Margin28.5731.86
Sales Turnover0.420.4
Return on Assets7.397.45
Return on Equity16.6615.01
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.772.46
Debt/Capital0.460.4
Interest Expense10.411.01
Interest Coverage6.925.93


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)47.4447.95
Div / share0.360.32
EPS0.890.72
Book value / share19.2818.57
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume380832.0392712.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 37.69 for the Internet Software & Services industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 26.36. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.31 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.94 and a discount versus the industry average of 5.35. 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, J2 GLOBAL INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
JCOM 26.52 Peers 37.69   JCOM 13.95 Peers 26.14

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

JCOM 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.

JCOM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
JCOM 12.39 Peers 17.64   JCOM 0.31 Peers 0.32

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

JCOM is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

Average. 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.

JCOM trades at a valuation on par to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
JCOM 4.31 Peers 5.35   JCOM 14.23 Peers 54.20

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.

JCOM is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

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

However, JCOM is expected to significantly 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
JCOM 4.50 Peers 9.15   JCOM 21.28 Peers 30.92

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.

JCOM 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.

JCOM significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

Latest Stock Upgrades/Downgrades