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Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 18285.62. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Coty Inc. is 23.51 (with a change from open of 0.99%), this in conjunction with a target price of 28.36. Volume today has so far reached 9639509, with an average volume of about 9760.17. The GAP for this stock, is -0.39%.

The P/E ratio is 55.64, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.33. The current EPS for Coty Inc., is 0.42, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -56.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -7.91%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Coty Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 14.45% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 2.73%. Quarter over quarter is -261.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 5.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 9.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 16.50%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 1.30% and institutional ownership is 8.10%. Shares outstanding is 782.44, while shares float is at a value of 449.8. Float short for Coty Inc. is 4.75% and the short ratio is 2.19.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 11.11, while the total debt/equity comes to 11.56. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 59.90% and their operating margin is 5.80%. The profit margin is 3.60%.

Coty Inc. has seen returns on assets of 2.30%, and on investment, 2.30%. Return on equity is 30.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 20.36. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.2, with Price/book ratio coming to 22.05 and Price/cash is 49.1, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 52.05.

The simple moving averages are -8.73% and -10.73% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -24.86% and the 52 week low is 10.54%.

Coty Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.20%, with a current price of 23.51. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 57.30%. This is in an industry, Personal Products, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Coty Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Personal Products industry means that Coty Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -6.89%, with performance for the month coming to -3.19%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -13.89%, and for the half year the performance is -17.07%. Volatility for this week is 3.20% and for the month this is 2.66%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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