June 21, 2017

Valens Equities Weekly Equity Idea Highlight for June 21, 2017 – Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

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

Market expectations for competitive pressures to compress ROA’ and growth appear too pessimistic considering secular trends though headwinds may limit near-term upside

PANW is trading in the middle of historical valuations with a 39.8x UAFRS-based P/E (V/E’). While this initially appears to be a premium valuation, well above average valuations in the market, current market expectations are actually very low relative to the company’s historical performance. The market is expecting PANW, who has seen steadily improving UAFRS-based ROA the last several years, to see Adjusted ROA be cut in half, with Adjusted Asset Growth below historical rates.

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