RIM (Research in Motion) Q2 FY 2011-2012 Result & Valuation Analysis

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Blackberry Maker RIM reported Q2 net income at $329 million vs. $797 million which it  reported in the same quarter last year, down 59%.

Revenue came in at $4.2 billion vs. $4.6 billion in Q2 previous year, down 9%.

The company's total cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments amounted to $1.4 billion as of August 27, 2011, compared to $2.9 billion at the end of the previous three-month period, a decrease of $1.5 billion.

"Uses of cash included strategic purchases of intellectual property assets associated with RIM's participation in a consortium of companies that successfully bid to acquire Nortel Networks Corporation's patent portfolio, of which RIM's cost is approximately $780 million, capital expenditures of approximately $285 million and working capital requirements," the company said 

For Q3 of FY- 2012 fiscal ending November 26, 2011, the company expect revenues to be in the range of $5.3-5.6 billion.

The result didn't went well with the markets and the stock fell down more than 18% in Toronto Stock Exchange to close at $24 CAD.  52 week high low for the stock is 69.3 / 21.4

At the current market price, the blackberry maker's market value is tad over $12.5 billion CAD. Adjusting the cash and cash equivalents the company is trading at an enterprise value of around $ 11 billion CAD.

RIM Valuation:
  • In FY 2010-2011 the company recorded a revenue of $19.9 billion and net income of $3.4 billion (EPS = $6.34). At the current market price of $24 the stock is available at just 4 times PE multiple based on previous year EPS numbers and 0.6 times based on Fiscal 2011 EV to Sales ratio. 
  • In FY 2011-2012 the first half revenue and net income for the company is $9.1 billion and $1.02 billion respectively. Even with the current run rate the company should achieve a net income of at least $ 2 billion in the current fiscal. At $24 the stock price is discounting fiscal 2012 EPS by 6.25 times.
  • Investors with 1 year perspective can buy the stock for a descent return as the current valuation is very attractive vis-a-vis the company fundamentals.

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