51job Inc.Find Ratings Reports
51JOB INC -ADR's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. 51JOB INC -ADR is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.39 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. JOBS 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 16.87% 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 ($mil)||127.76||87.12|
|Net Income ($mil)||-53.06||23.67|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1188.83||959.67|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1675.16||1205.87|
|Total Debt ($mil)||349.38||185.38|
|Profitability||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||74.42||73.54|
|Return on Assets||-1.16||7.61|
|Return on Equity||-2.14||11.77|
|Debt||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Share Data||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||62.3||61.17|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||14.64||12.76|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||241342.0||186452.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.71 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.22 and a discount versus the industry average of 7.55. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, 51JOB INC -ADR seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|JOBS NM||Peers 31.08||JOBS NA||Peers 22.44|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
JOBS's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|JOBS 4.28||Peers 22.77||JOBS NA||Peers 2.82|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
JOBS is trading at a significant discount 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.
Ratio not available.
|JOBS 6.71||Peers 7.55||JOBS -125.47||Peers 55.68|
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.
JOBS 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, JOBS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|JOBS 12.79||Peers 4.90||JOBS 38.85||Peers 13.97|
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.
JOBS is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
JOBS has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.