Janus Goes With the Flows: Fool by Numbers

On Thursday, Janus Capital Group (NYSE: JNS  ) released Q4 earnings for the period ended Dec. 31, 2006.

  • Though revenue came in lighter than expected, per-share earnings ballooned, all thanks to $125 million in share repurchases.
  • Assets under management expanded by nearly 13%. Thank the stock pickers. Lipper says that 70% of Janus' retail funds have outperformed their category peers over the last three and five years.
  • Investors, however, remain unimpressed. They give Janus Capital just two stars in Motley Fool CAPS. Disagree? Click here to rate the stock. It's 100% free to participate in CAPS.

(Figures in millions, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights

Avg. Est.

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change

Sales

$262

$241

$225

7.1%

Net Profit

--

$38

$11

249.1%

EPS

$0.19

$0.19

$0.05

280.0%

Diluted Shares

--

196

212

(7.7%)



Get back to basics with a look at the income statement.

Margin Checkup

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change*

Operating Margin

25.58%

24.60%

0.98

Net Margin

15.63%

4.80%

10.83

*Expressed in percentage points

Margins are the earnings engine. See how they work.

Balance Sheet Highlights

Assets

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change

Cash + ST Invest.

$733

$887

(17.4%)



Liabilities

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change

Long-Term Debt

$537

$376

42.8%



Learn the ways of the balance sheet.

Cash Flow Checkup

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change

Cash From Ops.

$104

$71

47.3%



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Other Operating Metrics

Q4 2006

Q4 2005

Change

Average Assets*

165.1

142.6

15.8%

Assets Under Mgmt.*

167.7

148.5

12.9%

*In billions

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