February 15, 2017

Valens Equities Weekly Equity Idea Highlight for February 15, 2017 – Citrix Systems, Inc.

This week the Valens Securities team highlights our most interesting equity insight from across our tools and our analysis.

Pessimistic market outlook for growth and ROA’, with growing management confidence about margins and growth, and overall positive fundamental momentum signal equity upside

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CTXS is trading at a 14.9x V/E’, and a 6.0x V/A’, which are both around historical averages. The market is expecting the recent decline in ROA’ from 37% to 34% to persist, with ROA’ dropping to around 30%-31% levels going forward, with relatively modest Asset’ growth of 6% relative to their historical double-digit growth. However, with CTXS’ core position around major developing areas after the sale of the Go To business, including mobile and virtualization efforts for Enterprise, and around cloud initiatives, all areas where they have strong positions, they are seeing much stronger tailwinds than the market is recognizing.

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