Juniper Networks Inc

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JNPR : NYSE : Technology
$27.11 -0.05 | -0.18%
Today's Range: 26.915 - 27.23
Avg. Daily Volume: 5455300.0
08/21/17 - 12:43 PM ET

Financial Analysis


JUNIPER NETWORKS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 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. JUNIPER NETWORKS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.36 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 increased by 8.76% 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 Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1308.91221.3
EBITDA ($mil)322.5257.8
EBIT ($mil)266.2206.2
Net Income ($mil)179.8140.0


Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)3197.32344.0
Total Assets ($mil)9752.99062.8
Total Debt ($mil)2135.02132.5
Equity ($mil)5086.24676.2


Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin65.5766.06
EBITDA Margin24.6321.1
Operating Margin20.3416.88
Sales Turnover0.530.54
Return on Assets6.666.91
Return on Equity12.7713.4
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio2.482.18
Debt/Capital0.30.31
Interest Expense25.025.0
Interest Coverage10.658.25


Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)380.5382.8
Div / share0.10.1
EPS0.470.36
Book value / share13.3712.22
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume5417930.04958623.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 25.72 for the Communications Equipment industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.23. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.03 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.02 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.32. The price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is significantly below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, JUNIPER NETWORKS 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
JNPR 16.07 Peers 25.72   JNPR 7.25 Peers 15.46

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

JNPR 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.

JNPR 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
JNPR 11.56 Peers 610.20   JNPR 0.35 Peers 0.80

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

JNPR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. 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.

JNPR trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
JNPR 2.03 Peers 3.32   JNPR 4.96 Peers -2.85

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.

JNPR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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

JNPR is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
JNPR 1.99 Peers 3.01   JNPR 6.41 Peers 7.76

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.

JNPR 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.

JNPR trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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