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TWTR : NYSE : Technology
$14.63 | %
Today's Range: 14.41 - 14.75
Avg. Daily Volume: 1.7507E7
04/21/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

TWITTER INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 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. TWITTER INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 7.59 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 5.42% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)717.21710.47
EBITDA ($mil)77.0133.17
EBIT ($mil)-42.38-54.28
Net Income ($mil)-167.05-90.24

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)3783.983498.35
Total Assets ($mil)6870.376442.44
Total Debt ($mil)1686.651602.96
Equity ($mil)4604.944368.05

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin78.1881.08
EBITDA Margin10.734.66
Operating Margin-5.91-7.64
Sales Turnover0.370.34
Return on Assets-6.64-8.08
Return on Equity-9.92-11.92
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio7.978.66
Interest Expense25.2824.18
Interest Coverage-1.68-2.24

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)721.57694.13
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share6.386.29
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1.744358E71.8938568E7


HOLD. 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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.30 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.53. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, TWITTER INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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TWTR NM Peers 39.74   TWTR 13.85 Peers 27.83

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.

TWTR'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.

TWTR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
TWTR 35.73 Peers 18.08   TWTR NA Peers 0.33

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

TWTR 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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lower   higher
TWTR 2.30 Peers 5.53   TWTR 17.73 Peers 53.27

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.

TWTR 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, TWTR 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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premium   discount
TWTR 4.18 Peers 9.26   TWTR 14.04 Peers 31.25

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.

TWTR 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.

TWTR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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