RPXC : NASDAQ : Commercial Services
$10.89 | %
Today's Range: 10.89 - 11.19
Avg. Daily Volume: 337900.0
03/16/18 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

RPX CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 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. RPX CORP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.68 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 13.60% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)81.8181.8
EBITDA ($mil)48.9450.37
EBIT ($mil)9.088.06
Net Income ($mil)-95.691.73

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)157.41191.49
Total Assets ($mil)550.83735.29
Total Debt ($mil)0.094.58
Equity ($mil)409.76474.28

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin86.8788.68
EBITDA Margin59.8261.58
Operating Margin11.19.86
Sales Turnover0.60.45
Return on Assets-14.362.47
Return on Equity-19.313.84
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio1.881.77
Interest Expense1.70.86
Interest Coverage5.339.38

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)49.5348.78
Div / share0.050.0
Book value / share8.279.72
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume350754.0203858.0


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 1.32 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.28 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.34. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, RPX CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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RPXC NM Peers 35.17   RPXC 2.97 Peers 20.36

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.

RPXC'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.

RPXC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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RPXC 12.66 Peers 22.05   RPXC NA Peers 2.14

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

RPXC 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.

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  Earnings Growth
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RPXC 1.32 Peers 7.34   RPXC -557.14 Peers 49.71

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.

RPXC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

However, RPXC is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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RPXC 1.63 Peers 4.67   RPXC -0.80 Peers 12.60

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.

RPXC 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.

RPXC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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