Sykes Enterprises Inc

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SYKE : NASDAQ : Technology
$33.96 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 157500.0
06/26/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


SYKES ENTERPRISES 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 managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. SYKES ENTERPRISES INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.90 which clearly shows the ability to cover any 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 increased by 5.62% 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 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)384.01320.75
EBITDA ($mil)44.1636.12
EBIT ($mil)25.5821.71
Net Income ($mil)18.7113.95


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)297.28268.01
Total Assets ($mil)1255.04987.28
Total Debt ($mil)267.070.0
Equity ($mil)746.52706.74


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin35.6435.91
EBITDA Margin11.4911.26
Operating Margin6.666.77
Sales Turnover1.211.3
Return on Assets5.356.77
Return on Equity8.999.46
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio3.093.62
Debt/Capital0.260.09
Interest Expense1.70.6
Interest Coverage15.0636.49


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)42.4142.52
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.450.33
Book value / share17.616.62
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume156330.0184198.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 31.75 for the IT Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.75. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.91 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.09 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 9.85. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SYKES ENTERPRISES 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
SYKE 21.01 Peers 31.75   SYKE 10.03 Peers 21.57

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

SYKE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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.

SYKE 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
SYKE 14.64 Peers 22.07   SYKE 0.50 Peers 1.73

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

SYKE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. 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.

SYKE trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
SYKE 1.91 Peers 9.85   SYKE 0.00 Peers -1.13

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.

SYKE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Neutral. Higher earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

The growth rate for SYKE is not available.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SYKE 0.94 Peers 5.67   SYKE 18.69 Peers 11.40

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.

SYKE is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

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

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

 

 

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