SPLK : NASDAQ : Technology
$60.64 up 0.3 | 0.5%
Today's Range: 59.85 - 60.6
Avg. Daily Volume: 1508400.0
08/23/17 - 10:29 AM ET

Financial Analysis

SPLUNK INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. SPLUNK INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.97 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 8.32% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)242.45185.95
EBITDA ($mil)-88.35-91.68
EBIT ($mil)-97.46-98.14
Net Income ($mil)-99.93-100.9

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1087.231022.49
Total Assets ($mil)1658.591483.86
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)763.73833.05

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin79.7582.11
EBITDA Margin-36.44-49.3
Operating Margin-40.2-52.78
Sales Turnover0.610.49
Return on Assets-21.35-20.78
Return on Equity-46.38-37.03
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio2.042.48
Interest Expense0.530.4
Interest Coverage-184.58-243.53

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)138.34132.68
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share5.526.28
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1696693.01221594.0


SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 10.72 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.02 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 8.60. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SPLUNK INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SPLK NM Peers 59.76   SPLK 39.40 Peers 37.05

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.

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


Average. 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.

SPLK is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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SPLK 79.95 Peers 34.04   SPLK NA Peers 1.12

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

SPLK is trading at a significant premium 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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SPLK 10.72 Peers 8.60   SPLK -9.20 Peers 89.33

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

SPLK is trading at a premium to its peers.


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

However, SPLK 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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SPLK 8.13 Peers 6.93   SPLK 38.11 Peers 12.04

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.

SPLK is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

SPLK has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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