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Peter Lynch Guru Analysis for SouFun Holdings Limited

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Assessments & Analysis Based on April 22, 2014 close price: $14.58

  for the P/E/Growth Investor based on the criteria of Peter Lynch. Return to SFUN Guru Analysis

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Peter Lynch 0%
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Detailed Analysis

Guru Score: 0%


Determine the Classification:

This methodology would consider SFUN a "fast-grower".


P/E/Growth Ratio: [FAIL]

The investor should examine the P/E (104.33) relative to the growth rate (57.39%), Based on the average of the 3, 4 and 5 year historical EPS growth rates, for a company. This is a quick way of determining the fairness of the price. In this particular case, the P/E/G ratio for SFUN (1.82) is very unattractive. This criteria is the most important one in the methodology and a failure of it will automatically result in a 0% score for the overall analysis.


SALES AND P/E RATIO: [NEUTRAL]

For companies with sales greater than $1 billion, this methodology likes to see that the P/E ratio remain below 40. Large companies can have a difficult time maintaining a growth rate high enough to support a P/E above this threshold. SFUN, whose sales are $637.4 million, is not considered large enough to apply the P/E ratio analysis. However, an investor can analyze the P/E ratio relative to the EPS growth rate.


Inventory To Sales: [FAIL]

When inventories increases faster than sales, it is a red flag. Unfortunately we do not have sufficient data for SFUN to evaluate this criterion.


EPS Growth Rate: [FAIL]

This methodology favors companies that have several years of fast earnings growth, as these companies have a proven formula for growth that in many cases can continue many more years. This methodology likes to see earnings growth in the range of 20% to 50%, as earnings growth over 50% may be unsustainable. The EPS growth rate for SFUN is 57.4%, Based on the average of the 3, 4 and 5 year historical EPS growth rates, which is considered too fast.


Total Debt/Equity Ratio:

 
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