Red Hat Stock Analysis (NYSE:RHT)

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Red Hat
Updated on : Mar 24, 2017
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RHT 83 (0%)
NASDAQ 5828.7 (0%)
Closing Price On: Mar 24, 2017
stock rating
RATING: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
Industry :
Computer-Software
Sector :
Computer and Technology
5 Quarter Revenue
Revenue Growth
2017-Q3
$million
%
YOY GROWTH
Compared to the industry
Operating Profit
Operating Margin:
13.3%
Sector Average:
2.7%
5 Quarter Net Profit
Net Margins
2017-Q3
%
LTM Margin
Compared to the industry
Debt/Equity Ratio
Debt:
740.2M
Debt/Equity Ratio:
 0.58
Compared to the industry
Cash Flow
Operating cash flow:
$136.4M
Net Income:
$67.9M
PROS      CONS
Recent Growth
Operating Margins
Net Margins
Cash Flow
ROIC
ROE
High Debt Burden
PE Valuation
PS Valuation
Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
Relative Valuation
RHT PS :
6.4
Industry PS :
2.6
Sector:   Computer and Technology.   *PE adjusted for one time items.
Other Metrics
Return on Invested Capital:
28.7%
Return on Equity:
18.2%
Free Cash Flow Margin:
19.4%
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View Red Hat stock analysis video. This is our RHT analyst opinion covering the buy and sell arguments for RHT stock.

Red Hat Inc Stock Rating (3.4/5)

Our Red Hat stock opinion is based on fundamentals of the company. This Red Hat stock analysis is based on latest Q3 earnings for 2017. The stock price analysis takes into account a company's valuation metrics.

Should you buy RHT stock?

  • The Year Over Year (YoY) revenue growth for Red Hat was 17.5% in 2017 Q3.
  • The TTM operating margin was good at 13.3% for Red Hat.
  • Net margins stood at a healthy 10.4% (average) for Red Hat in the Trailing Twelve Months.
  • The company has an operating cash flow which is 2 times the net income.
  • Red Hat has an attractive ROIC (Return on Invested Capital) of 28.7%
  • The LTM ROE of 18.2% for Red Hat is attractive.
  • The company has a good Free Cash Flow (FCF) margin of 19.4%.

Should you sell RHT stock?

  • With a debt/equity ratio of  0.58, Red Hat is highly leveraged in comparison to Computer and Technology peers.
  • RHT stock is trading at a PE ratio of 56.1, which is worse than the industry average multiple of 25.7.
  • The company is trading at a price to sales multiple of 6.4, which is overvalued in comparison to the Computer-Software industry average multiple of 2.6.

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