EBIX  Ebix Inc

Exchange

NASDAQ

Sector

Technology

Industry

EDP Services

Market Cap.

2.13B

Vuru Grade

70.80/100

Current Price

$67.70
-0.25 (-0.37%)

Growth Price

$36.19
Overvalued by 46.54%

Stability Price

$16.38
Overvalued by 75.81%

Company Metrics

  • P/E 22.05
  • P/S 6.65
  • P/B 4.88
  • EPS 3.07
  • Cash ROIC 11.15%
  • Cash Ratio 1.31
  • Dividend 0.3 / 0.44%
  • Avg. Vol. 153,172.00
  • Shares 31.46M
  • Market Cap. 2.13B

Company Description

Ebix, Inc. provides on-demand software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry. The company operates data exchanges, which connects multiple entities within the insurance markets and enables the participant to carry and process data from one end to another in the areas of life insurance, annuities, employee health benefits, risk management, workers compensation, and property and casualt... more


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News

Ebix: Niche Business With Outstanding Value Proposition
Seeking Alpha - Nov 20, 2017
"Ebix, Inc. [EBIX] is a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry. Ebix provides application software products for the insurance industry, including carrier systems, agency systems and exchanges, as well as custom software ...
Ebix Inc buys 50% in Vara United at about Rs 306 crore
Economic Times - Nov 17, 2017
"The relationship with VARA represents a significant opportunity to expand our presence in the banking and financial services in India, which is one of the leading high growth economies across the globe," Ebix CEO Robin Raina said in a statement. Ebix ...
VARA and Ebix Announce Joint Venture, to Address IT & BPO Outsourcing in the ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)
Ebix India picks up 50pc stake in BPO business VARA Technology - YourStory.com
Ebix Expands on Leadership Position in Financial Exchange Markets in India ...
GlobeNewswire (press release) - Oct 31, 2017
JOHNS CREEK, Ga., Oct. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, e-governance and healthcare industries, today announced ...
ItzCash parent Ebix acquires Sequoia-backed hybrid OTA Via.com - VCCircle
ItzCash parent Ebix to acquire Indian travel agency Via.com at $75m valuation - DEALSTREETASIA
Ebix Q3 Revenues Rose 24% to a Record $92.8M, Operating Income Rose 15% to $27 ...
GlobeNewswire (press release) - Nov 8, 2017
08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, e-governance and healthcare industries, today reported results for its third quarter ...
Ebix Inc. (EBIX) Soars 7.3% on November 08
Equities.com - Nov 8, 2017
Ebix Inc. (EBIX) had a good day on the market for Wednesday November 08 as shares jumped 7.3% to close at $74.25. About 560,843 shares traded hands on 4,169 trades for the day, compared with an average daily volume of 159,942 shares out of a total ...
Ebix's (EBIX) CEO Robin Raina on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha
Ebix Inc. (EBIX) Breaks into New 52-Week High on November 06 Session
Equities.com - Nov 6, 2017
Shares of Ebix Inc. (EBIX) broke into a new 52-week high yesterday, hitting a peak of $69.20. Shares closed at $69.15 after opening at $68.85 for a move of 0.44%.
Ebix Inc (EBIX) Hit Record High - WeeklyHub
Ebix Inc. (EBIX) Moves Lower on Volume Spike for November 09
Equities.com - Nov 9, 2017
Ebix Inc. (EBIX) traded on unusually high volume on Nov. 09, as the stock lost 0.34% to close at $74.00. On the day, Ebix Inc. saw 264,896 shares trade hands on 2,769 trades. Considering that the stock averages only a daily volume of 159,248 shares a ...
Ebix Inc. (EBIX) Breaks into New 52-Week High on October 31 Session
Equities.com - Oct 31, 2017
Shares of Ebix Inc. (EBIX) broke into a new 52-week high yesterday, hitting a peak of $68.20. Shares closed at $67.95 after opening at $67.50 for a move of 1.72%.
Ebix Inc. (EBIX) Breaks into New 52-Week High on November 08 Session
Equities.com - Nov 8, 2017
Shares of Ebix Inc. (EBIX) broke into a new 52-week high yesterday, hitting a peak of $74.55. Shares closed at $74.25 after opening at $70.00 for a move of 7.3%.
Ebix Inc. (EBIX) Breaks into New 52-Week High on November 02 Session
Equities.com - Nov 2, 2017
Shares of Ebix Inc. (EBIX) broke into a new 52-week high yesterday, hitting a peak of $68.90. Shares closed at $68.85 after opening at $67.65 for a move of 1.92%.
Growth Rate Assumed by Market

We did a reverse valuation to calculate the growth rate the market is assuming for EBIX to be considered fairly valued at its current market price. It's useful to compare this to the growth rate we're assuming for the Growth Price.

Future Free Cash Flow Growth Rate

This is the annual growth rate we've applied to calculate EBIX's Free Cash Flow for the next 10 years. To calculate it, we looked at several time periods of the last 10 years. Feel free to adjust it, but we limit the initial growth rate to 20% and slow it down over the years. Otherwise, long-term sustainability issues come into play.

Discount Rate

The discount rate is the annual rate of return an investor requires to take the risk of investing in a single stock. To account for that risk, this should be above 8-10%, as this is the avg. annual rate of return for the S&P500 over the past 100 years.

$67.70 Current Price

$36.19 Growth Price (DCF)

Overvalued by 46.54%


Growth Rate Assumed by Market: 30.83%


Future Free Cash Flow Growth Rate: 10.0%


Discount Rate: 15.0%


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$16.38 Stability Price (EPV)

Overvalued by 75.81%


Discount Rate: 15.0%

$45.86 Book Price

Overvalued by 32.26%


Shrinking Cash Return on Invested Capital over the past 5 years

EBIX has less efficiently invested its financial resources in buildings, projects, and equipment, resulting in increasingly weaker returns. Look at its Annual Reports to determine whether this decrease has been caused by one-time events or a more general decrease in investment returns.

EBIX has created $11.15 of cash for every $100 invested.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
20122013201420152016
Free Cash Flow 70.33M 55.83M 42.23M 31.20M 73.78M
divided by
Invested Capital 422.84M 429.71M 511.94M 566.01M 596.82M
Cash ROIC 16.63% 12.99% 8.25% 5.51% 12.36%

Excellent Return on Equity over the past 5 years

Over the past 5 years, EBIX has generated strong profits with money shareholders have invested. This is considered one of the best indicators of quality management. Beware of extremely high Return on Equity (> 50%) as this is often unsustainable.

EBIX has generated $18.01 of Earnings for every $100 of Shareholders' Equity.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
20122013201420152016
Net Income 70.57M 59.27M 63.56M 79.53M 94.29M
divided by
Stockholders' Equity 362.16M 413.23M 432.22M 408.97M 426.90M
Return on Equity 19.49% 14.34% 14.70% 19.45% 22.09%

Excellent Business Performance over the past 10 years

EBIX has been able to maintain profitability in good times and bad. This could mean EBIX has an extremely strong business or has the ability to scale down costs when needed. This should be a fairly resilient business, but double check for future sustainability by looking at its Risk Factors in the Annual Report.

EBIX has created positive free cash flow for 9 or more of the past 10 years.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Free Cash Flow 12.72M 26.21M 30.75M 51.03M 68.46M 70.33M 55.83M 42.23M 31.20M 73.78M

Strong Balance Sheet

EBIX is financially strong with Current Assets covering Total Liabilities. It's in a fairly liquid position and dependent on the amount and saleability of any inventory; it may have the financial security to survive an economic downturn.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Cash 49.47M 11.01M 21.03M 29.70M 25.20M 37.42M 57.48M 52.58M 58.72M 117.22M
Current Assets 59.41M 25.52M 46.52M 60.78M 63.82M 81.67M 102.35M 103.86M 116.83M 209.87M
Total Assets 108.51M 141.17M 262.17M 303.30M 411.18M 516.95M 553.86M 634.31M 675.99M 803.76M
Current Liabilities 25.70M 53.85M 75.10M 39.09M 49.78M 56.69M 66.68M 69.79M 51.27M 89.71M
Total Liabilities 48.38M 71.03M 91.42M 72.03M 95.07M 154.79M 140.64M 202.09M 267.02M 376.86M
Stockholder' Equity 60.13M 70.14M 170.74M 231.27M 316.12M 362.16M 413.23M 432.22M 408.97M 426.90M
Current Ratio 2.31 0.47 0.62 1.56 1.28 1.44 1.54 1.49 2.28 2.34
TL-to-TA 0.45 0.50 0.35 0.24 0.23 0.30 0.25 0.32 0.40 0.47

Consistent Reinvestment of Profits over the past 10 years

EBIX has consistently retained profits. This may put EBIX in a strong position to invest for the future, by buying new machinery, investing in R&D or a number of other options. By effectively using these earnings, EBIX can greatly improve their long-term economic picture.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Retained Earnings -57.51M -30.20M 8.62M 67.64M 137.56M 201.09M 257.57M 309.73M 378.79M 457.36M
Retained Earnings Growth - 47.49% 128.55% 684.44% 103.36% 46.19% 28.09% 20.25% 22.30% 20.74%

Competitive Advantage over the past 10 years

EBIX likely has a competitive advantage which prevents other companies from entering or competing in their industry. This could be strong branding, the ability to keep costs low, or some other characteristic that is hard to replicate. Look at future prospects to determine its sustainability.

$34.83 of every $100 of Revenue have been pure profit, on average over the past 10 years.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Net Income 12.67M 27.31M 38.82M 59.02M 71.38M 70.57M 59.27M 63.56M 79.53M 94.29M
divided by
Revenue 42.84M 74.75M 97.69M 132.19M 168.97M 199.37M 204.71M 214.32M 265.48M 298.29M
Net Profit Margin 29.57% 36.54% 39.74% 44.65% 42.24% 35.40% 28.96% 29.66% 29.96% 31.61%

Strong Pricing Power over the past 10 years

EBIX has maintained substantial gross margins, suggesting that they have been able to set prices without consideration of the cost of goods sold. This potentially leaves flexibility in inflationary environments to raise prices on consumers and maintain profitability.

$79.21 of every $100 worth of sales have been Gross Profit, on average over the past 10 years.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Gross Profit 35.73M 60.59M 76.41M 102.59M 149.76M 161.24M 164.24M 166.93M 193.05M 213.17M
divided by
Revenue 42.84M 74.75M 97.69M 132.19M 168.97M 199.37M 204.71M 214.32M 265.48M 298.29M
Gross Margin 83.39% 81.06% 78.22% 77.61% 88.63% 80.87% 80.23% 77.89% 72.71% 71.46%

Low Capital Intensity over the past 10 years

EBIX has consistently used a small portion of their Net Income buying new equipment or investing in new facilities. This indicates that EBIX may require minimal investment to stay competitive. This leaves them with extra money to spend on growing their business and potentially buying back stock.

9.41% of Profits are being spent on Capital Expenditures, like Property, Plant, & Equipment, required to run the business.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Capital Expenditure 1.75M 615,000.00 3.13M 1.75M 2.83M 1.97M 1.23M 16.28M 17.48M 9.97M
divided by
Net Income 12.67M 27.31M 38.82M 59.02M 71.38M 70.57M 59.27M 63.56M 79.53M 94.29M
Capital Expenditure Ratio 13.85% 2.25% 8.06% 2.97% 3.96% 2.78% 2.08% 25.61% 21.98% 10.57%

No Dividend History over the past 10 years

EBIX has never distributed dividends or has recently suspended their dividend distribution.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Dividend Paid - - - - - - - - - -
divided by
Shares Outstanding 31.61M 36.78M 38.01M 39.02M 40.89M 39.10M 38.64M 38.04M 34.90M 32.86M
Dividend Paid Per Share - - - - - - - - - -
Price at Year End 7.84 7.62 16.69 23.85 22.07 15.79 14.89 17.04 33.49 57.05
Dividend Yield - - - - - - - - - -

History of Stock Buybacks over the past 10 years

EBIX has some history of delivering increased value for shareholders in the form of stock buybacks. These have helped improve financial metrics and increase each shareholders' relative ownership stake in the company, due to fewer shares outstanding and holding the same number of shares.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Shares Outstanding 31.61M 36.78M 38.01M 39.02M 40.89M 39.10M 38.64M 38.04M 34.90M 32.86M
Stock Bought Back - -14.06% -3.25% -2.57% -4.58% 4.58% 1.19% 1.58% 8.99% 6.20%
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Posted by gsanta111  (on April 18, 2012)
I bought this back in October when it was at $14.66
It was very under valued and I was lucky to run into it.

It has great metrics (ROE@ 26.08%), an acceptable current ratio (1.28), and a great Debt/Equity (0.15).

It has a nice dividend, so waiting for the price to approach Intrinsic value is not as painful.

I like it's business model. Being a facilitator for insurance and healthcare markets. Taking a fee from transactions.

It has been growing quickly through acquisitions, which could be difficult to maintain long term. It's expansion into foreign markets could be more uneven than their expansion into the north american market.

I'm keeping an eye on the growth price and trying to stay conservative. Keeping that MOS at least 66%
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Posted by rogern  (on April 18, 2012)
Just came across this stock thanks to your comment. It's a gem! There's a great article on it on Seeking Alpha: http://seekingalpha.com/article/443261-ebix-an-investment-opportunity-excellent-roic-and-rapid-free-cash-flow-growth

I particularly like the recurring revenue. It's an extremely stable business.

But, how are you coming up with the 66% MOS? What assumptions are you using on the gorwth price?
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Posted by gsanta111  (on May 18, 2012)
66% MOS is just something i picked up from Benjamin Graham and have adopted it as my own criteria
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Posted by gsanta111  (on November 17, 2012)
I'm still holding since I got it so cheap, but I'd keep an eye out. They've been running into trouble with SEC lately, some of it rumors but its put doubts into my mind of how reliable their statements are
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Posted by pbanik  (on November 21, 2012)
@gsanta111 MSN Money rates it 9 out of 10.
http://investing.money.msn.com/investments/stock-price?symbol=EBIX&ocid=qbes

Louis Navellier gives the stock a C grade.
http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EBIX

Since the P/E ratio is under 10, and the income growth is over 20% according to MSN Money, this looks like you're getting the stock at a discount. I will have to put this stock on my watchlist.