Autodesk Inc. (ADSK)Growth Analysis: Profit Driven by Strength

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Andrew Anagnost Director, President and Chief Executive Officer with 84,582 shares. The second-largest direct holder is R. Scott Herren Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, with 76,256 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 54,429 shares of ADSK is Stacy J. Smith Non-Executive Chairman of the Board.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Autodesk Inc. (ADSK), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 17.03 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) with 16.22 million shares. In the third-place spot with 11.19 million shares is Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors).

This company’s stock price was $168.88 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 1571461. Compare that to its average daily volume of 1.93M. Given the fact that this stock has 219.96M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $37.15B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.85. Its Price to Sales ratio is 12.68, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 37.47.

ADSK stock has achieved a 5-day range of $162.42 to $169.29, with a total performance of +3.96% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $144.84 to $169.29, generating a +16.04% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +17.29%, trading in the range of $129.70 to $169.29.

In the past 5 days, shares of ADSK have made a new high 4 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 17 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 11 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 7/30/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.65. This is a 0.04 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.61, amounting to an earnings surprise of 6.60%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 7/30/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.47, making for an earnings surprise of -4.30%. For the quarter ending 1/30/2019, EPS was reported at 0.46, generating a 9.50% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 01-2019, was $-80.8 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $-566.9 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $377.1 million for the year, compared to $900000.0 in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$67.0 million, compared to -$50.7 million, and Free Cash flow was $310.1 million compared to the prior year’s $-49.8 million.

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 4/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.46, an Equity to Asset ratio of -0.04, a Debt to Equity ratio of -11.1 and a Debt to EBITDA of 7.39. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 2.72, its Piotroski F-Score is 7, its Altman Z-Score is 4.13 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.64.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 6/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 5.45, a Net Margin of 1.95 and a ROC of 65.81.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for ADSK, this company’s Price to Median PS Value is 2.55. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for ADSK is now 0.00. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is -15.68.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for ADSK is sitting at 0.56, while its Current Ratio is 0.56. This stock’s PS Ratio is 12.68, its Forward PE Ratio is 36.1, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 675.52. Similarly, its Price to Owner Earnings is 86.58, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 50.87 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 47.04.