Nuance Communications Inc

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NUAN : NASDAQ : Technology
$14.56 | %
Today's Range: 14.50 - 14.68
Avg. Daily Volume: 2,432,800
09/23/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.44 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 22.90% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)477.85477.94
EBITDA ($mil)96.3985.44
EBIT ($mil)39.1227.57
Net Income ($mil)-11.82-39.39


Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)597.08451.81
Total Assets ($mil)5477.395589.02
Total Debt ($mil)2443.132118.58
Equity ($mil)1794.252327.26


Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin62.8863.82
EBITDA Margin20.1717.87
Operating Margin8.195.77
Sales Turnover0.360.35
Return on Assets-0.76-1.88
Return on Equity-2.33-4.53
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.561.61
Debt/Capital0.580.48
Interest Expense33.1829.49
Interest Coverage1.180.93


Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)279.55310.94
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.04-0.13
Book value / share6.427.48
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2463193.02855624.0

Valuation


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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.17 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.39. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS 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
NUAN NM Peers 60.48   NUAN 6.88 Peers 23.51

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.

NUAN's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

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.

NUAN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
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premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NUAN 8.53 Peers 32.18   NUAN NA Peers 0.85

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

NUAN 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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
NUAN 2.17 Peers 7.39   NUAN 57.58 Peers 34.76

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.

NUAN 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.

NUAN 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
NUAN 2.00 Peers 5.70   NUAN 0.90 Peers 4.59

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.

NUAN 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.

NUAN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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