About two months ago, we informed our users that we have licensed 10-year financial data. The data is now available to all users. Here we like to introduce the features in the new page.
The financials data covers over 8000 stocks traded on the big three exchanges in the US . The URL for all the financial data is: http://www.gurufocus.com/financials.php?symbol=[symbol], from here you can easily switch any other stocks by enter the symbol in the “Go” box at the top right corner.
Based on the suggestions of our users and the creativities of GuruFocus staff, the new financial page has these features.
All reports are in the same page, annuals and quarterly
As suggested by our users, all three financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, and cashflow statement) are at the same page. 10-year data is listed from left to the right in the sequence of fiscal year so that users can better see the trend of the business.
The latest 4 quarters of data is shown at the right most column, distinguished from the annuals with different colors.
Hopefully it is now easier for our users to see all the information at once.
Per share data
In order to make it even clearer for our users, we have also listed the per share data. The data includes:
- Revenue per Share = Total Revenue / Total Shares Outstanding
- Earning per Share = Net income / Total Shares Outstanding
- Book value per Share = Total shareholder equity / Total Shares Outstanding
- Free Cash Flow per Share = (Cash flow from operations + (increase) Decrease in Prop,Plant,& Equipment) / total shares outstanding,
We have listed the historical valuation ratios so that users can see the change of these ratios over time. These ratios are defined as:
- Return on Equity (ROE) = Net Income / Total Shareholder Equity
- Return on Asset (ROA) = Net Income / Total Asset
- Return on Capital (ROC) = Net Income / Total Fixed Asset (Total Asset less Intangibles)
- Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Shareholder Equity
- Gross Margin = Gross Income / Total Revenue = (Total Revenue – Cost of Goods Sold) / Total Revenue
- Operating Margin = Operating Income / Total Revenue = (Total Revenue – Cost of Goods Sold – SGA – RND) / Total Revenue
- Net Margin = Net Income / Total Revenue
In order to make the financial statements more straight forward to users, we had made the data more visible by using charts. You can click on any row of data in the financial page to show the data in chart. Clicks on the rows of “Fiscal Period” display the summary of the data.
With visualized data it is now much easier to interpret the data. For instance, if you take a look at the trend of “Revenue” and “Net Income” of Walgreen Company , go to: http://www.gurufocus.com/financials.php?symbol=wag. Then click on the row of “Revenue” and “Net Income”, charts like this will appear:
A 10-year exponential growth trendline is automatically added. Now you can easily to the predictability of the business by looking at the discrepancy between data and the trendline. In the case of WAG we can clearly see that it is a very predictable business with a 10-year revenue growth of 15.1% per year, and 5-year revenue growth of 13.2%.
In contract to the Walgreen, take a look at the net income of USG Corp. This is what we get. We can clearly see how “predictable” this business is.
Does the business have economic moat? One indicator is if the Walgreen company can keep or even expand its profit margin while growing its earnings. We can look at the chart of gross margin by click on the row of “Gross Margin”. This is what we get:
Buying back shares?
Does the company buying back shares? Click on the row of “Shares Outstanding”. We get this chart:
We can see that Walgreen issued share before, but it has been buying back shares over the past 5 years at an average rate of -0.8% per year.
Be Creative and Customize Your Charts
You can use the Customized Chart to create the charts that are not available by simply clicking the data. You can select multiple sets of data and draw them against any other set of data. An example of ROE, ROC and ROA over the past 10 years for Walgreen is shown here:
Share: Webmasters, and bloggers, place the chart on your site
If you are blogging or running your own website, you can place the chart on your site by copying and pasting the chart html code into your site. The chart code is available by clicking “Place This on Your Site” link. A text box like this will show up:
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