NFLX  Netflix Inc.

Exchange

NASDAQ

Sector

Consumer Services

Industry

Consumer Electronics/Video Chains

Market Cap.

59.80B

Weak Balance Sheet

NFLX's financial position is not ideal. The key is to check whether NFLX is using debt to fuel its growth and the sustainability of that tendency. Highly capital intensive businesses (see Economic Moat) follow this route, which can deeply impact the future prospects of the business.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Cash 400.43M 385.14M 297.27M 320.24M 350.39M 797.81M 748.08M 1.20B 1.61B 2.31B
Current Assets 428.42M 416.53M 361.45M 411.01M 640.97M 1.83B 2.24B 3.06B 3.94B 5.43B
Total Assets 608.78M 647.02M 617.95M 679.73M 982.07M 3.07B 3.97B 5.41B 7.06B 10.20B
Current Liabilities 193.45M 212.58M 216.02M 226.37M 388.58M 1.23B 1.68B 2.15B 2.66B 3.53B
Total Liabilities 194.57M 216.27M 270.79M 480.59M 691.90M 2.43B 3.22B 4.08B 5.20B 7.98B
Stockholder' Equity 414.21M 430.75M 347.16M 199.14M 290.16M 642.81M 744.67M 1.33B 1.86B 2.22B
Current Ratio 2.21 1.96 1.67 1.82 1.65 1.49 1.34 1.42 1.48 1.54
TL-to-TA 0.32 0.33 0.44 0.71 0.70 0.79 0.81 0.75 0.74 0.78

Consistent Reinvestment of Profits over the past 10 years

NFLX has consistently retained profits. This may put NFLX 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, NFLX can greatly improve their long-term economic picture.
Figures in USD. Fiscal year ends in December
2006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Retained Earnings -40.59M 26.36M 108.45M 198.82M 237.74M 422.93M 440.08M 552.49M 819.28M 941.93M
Retained Earnings Growth - 164.95% 311.38% 83.32% 19.58% 77.90% 4.06% 25.54% 48.29% 14.97%