UBS Maintains a 'Neutral' on Splunk (SPLK); Supersized Q2, But Double-XL Multiple

August 31, 2012 10:53 AM EDT
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UBS maintains a 'Neutral' on Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) price target of $36.00 (from $33.00).

Analyst, Brent Thill, said, "We're fans of SPLK’s product and solid management team. However, its outsized multiple keeps us at bay. SPLK’s after hours trading price implies a 15.6x CY13E EV/S multiple, 75% above the average for the 10 highest multiple software stocks. Even if SPLK generated $200M this year (65% y/y growth) and 60% y/y growth next year, it would imply a 12.1x CY13E EV/S multiple, which is still 3.6% higher than the average for the 10 highest multiple software stocks."

FY13 EPS estimate raised from (0.10) to (0.05) and FY14 from (0.06) to (0.04)

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Shares of Splunk closed at $30.50 yesterday.

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