ZIXI : NASDAQ : Technology Services
$4.1 -0.03 | -0.73%
Today's Range: 4.06 - 4.15
Avg. Daily Volume: 224400.0
02/22/18 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ZIX CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. ZIX CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.00 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 increased by 24.26% 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 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)16.5915.31
EBITDA ($mil)3.623.12
EBIT ($mil)2.892.55
Net Income ($mil)1.911.77


Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)32.7624.77
Total Assets ($mil)95.3681.81
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)58.2346.86


Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin84.6686.35
EBITDA Margin21.7920.35
Operating Margin17.4216.68
Sales Turnover0.680.72
Return on Assets7.085.74
Return on Equity11.610.02
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio1.090.89
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)55.0453.61
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.030.03
Book value / share1.060.87
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume248703.0246176.0

Valuation


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 636.95 for the Software industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.51. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.93 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.26 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 12.45. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, ZIX CORP 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
ZIXI 34.67 Peers 636.95   ZIXI 14.26 Peers 23.78

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

ZIXI 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.

ZIXI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ZIXI 12.61 Peers 43.83   ZIXI 0.22 Peers 2.78

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

ZIXI 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.

ZIXI 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
ZIXI 3.93 Peers 12.45   ZIXI 50.00 Peers -8.01

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.

ZIXI 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.

ZIXI 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
ZIXI 3.55 Peers 7.60   ZIXI 9.42 Peers 17.12

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.

ZIXI 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.

ZIXI significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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