Lazard LtdFind Ratings Reports
LAZARD LTD's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 5.89% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||705.8||603.08|
|Net Income ($mil)||127.98||157.79|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1607.48||1556.89|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4556.51||4486.77|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1188.6||1010.62|
|Profitability||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||29.52||26.55|
|Return on Assets||8.5||21.98|
|Return on Equity||31.36||75.09|
|Debt||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Share Data||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||123.99||125.51|
|Div / share||0.38||0.35|
|Book value / share||9.97||10.46|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||814557.0||982808.0|
BUY. LAZARD LTD's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 26.25 for the Capital Markets industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.73. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.61 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.98 and a premium versus the industry average of 4.27. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, LAZARD LTD seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|LAZ 15.74||Peers 26.25||LAZ NA||Peers 25.47|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
LAZ is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
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.
|LAZ 13.04||Peers 17.41||LAZ NM||Peers 1.55|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
LAZ is trading at a 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.
LAZ's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|LAZ 4.61||Peers 4.27||LAZ -60.60||Peers 12.44|
Average. 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.
LAZ is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, LAZ is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|LAZ 2.39||Peers 8.09||LAZ -0.82||Peers 4.81|
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.
LAZ 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.
LAZ significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth