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Priceline Group Inc (PCLN)
Services | Diversified Services
1,919.01  1.39%
PCLN vs DIVERSIFIED SERVICES SECTOR & S&P 500
VALUATION
PCLNSECTORS&P 500
P/E RATIO26.8731.821.12
EV/EBITDA RATIO18.3816.412.66
P/S RATIO7.854.32.25
P/B RATIO7.459.13.45
QUALITY
RETURN ON EQUITY31.42%29.21%13.64%
RETURN ON CAPITAL96.47%25.63%10.09%
NET MARGIN19.87%9.82%9.73%
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
0%
PAYOUT RATION/A
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTHN/A
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
7 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY75%
INTEREST COVERAGE18.2x
CURRENT RATIO2.52
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH15.63%
5 YR SPS GROWTH19.79%
5 YR BPS GROWTH31.03%
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Key Concepts
Great Investors
Priceline Group Inc 's strong growth translates to a Growth Rank in the top 25% of all stocks
TICKRZBOT SUMMARY
Priceline Group Inc receives a C ranking in our multi-factor model that blends valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the tickrz MFM Screener here. Here's a summary of Priceline Group Inc's factor rankings that are combined together to calculate the tickrz MFM ranking:

FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
TICKRZ MFM RANK C / 310PURE VALUE RANKD / 405
DIVIDEND RANKD / NO DIVIDENDMOAT RANKA / 83
FINANCIAL STRENGTH RANKA / 28GROWTH RANKA / 20
MOMENTUM RANKC / 267
GURU ANALYSIS
Buffett Rank D / 378Peter Lynch Rank A / 55
Priceline Group Inc ranks 378 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a weak score, meaning it ranks poorly on combined valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Priceline Group Inc is probably not for you. The company's moat is strong so it could be worth investigating in the future should its valuation improve.Our Peter Lynch mutli-factor model ranks stocks on their PEG ratio, Financial Strength, margin profile, and their P/Es relative to their respective industry groups. Priceline Group Inc ranks 55, a relatively strong ranking.
Alex Roepers Rank B / 155Joel Greenblatt Rank B / 127
Alex Roepers, founder of Atlantic Investment Management, looks for stocks trading at low EV/EBITDA multiples with strong and consistent free cash flow. Priceline Group Inc ranks 155 out of the S&P 500 constituents on our Roepers-inspired multi-factor model.In his best-selling The Little Book that Beats the Market, Greenblatt introduced the Magic Formula, a straightforward approach that ranks stocks on earnings yield and return on invested capital. Priceline Group Inc places 127 out the S&P 500 consitituents on this ranking methodology.
FACTOR RANKINGS
Value
Pure Value Ranking D / 405
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Priceline Group Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 26.9x, a P/B ratio of 7.5x, a P/S ratio of 7.9x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 18.4x. Priceline Group Inc ranks 405 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively weak score.

Quality
Moat A / 83Financial Strength A / 28
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is strong. Priceline Group Inc appears to have a durable competitive advantage within the Services sector. Priceline Group Inc has a Piotroski F Score of 7 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 18.2x, a debt/equity ratio of 75% and a Moat Rank of 83 translate to a strong Financial Strength score.


Momentum C / 267
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 12.03% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 267. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Priceline Group Inc will not appeal to momentum investors.

Yield D / NO DIVIDEND
Value + Yield
Priceline Group Inc currently does not pay a dividend so it ranks last among S&P 500 companies using our dividend ranking methodology. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

Growth A / 20
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the top third of S&P 500 companies. Its 15.6% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 19.8% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 31% speak to its impressive growth ranking.

Priceline Group Inc (PCLN)
Services | Diversified Services
1,919.01  1.39%


tickrz rank
C
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio26.87x
P/B Ratio7.45x
P/S Ratio7.85x
EV/EBITDA Ratio18.38x
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
DIVIDEND YIELD
0%
PAYOUT RATION/A
3 YR DIVIDEND GROWTHN/A
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
PIOTROSKI F SCORE
7 OUT OF 9
DEBT-TO-EQUITY75%
INTEREST COVERAGE18.2x
CURRENT RATIO2.52
MOAT
ROE31.42%
ROIC96.47%
Net Margin19.87%
GROWTH
5 YR EPS GROWTH15.63%
5 YR SPS GROWTH19.79%
5 YR BPS GROWTH31.03%

TICKRZ RANK
Priceline Group Inc receives a C ranking in our multi-factor model that blends valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the tickrz MFM Screener here.

PURE VALUE
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Priceline Group Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 26.9x, a P/B ratio of 7.5x, a P/S ratio of 7.9x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 18.4x. Priceline Group Inc ranks 405 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively weak score.

WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Priceline Group Inc ranks 378 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a weak score, meaning it ranks poorly on combined valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Priceline Group Inc is probably not for you. The company's moat is strong so it could be worth investigating in the future should its valuation improve.

MOAT
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is strong. Priceline Group Inc appears to have a durable competitive advantage within the Services sector.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Priceline Group Inc has a Piotroski F Score of 7 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 18.2x, a debt/equity ratio of 75% and a Moat Rank of 83 translate to a strong Financial Strength score.

MOMENTUM
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 12.03% over the last 12 months. This performance is weak compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 267. Based on its 12 month stock performance, Priceline Group Inc will not appeal to momentum investors.

VALUE + YIELD
Priceline Group Inc currently does not pay a dividend so it ranks last among S&P 500 companies using our dividend ranking methodology. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will probably want to look elsewhere.

GROWTH
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the top third of S&P 500 companies. Its 15.6% 5 year annualized EPS growth, 19.8% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 31% speak to its impressive growth ranking.