ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.18 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 22.85% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2033.55||2237.21|
|Net Income ($mil)||54.82||84.43|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||90.78||104.67|
|Total Assets ($mil)||8134.57||7962.36|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1213.76||1636.89|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||47.76||47.83|
|Return on Assets||5.81||6.2|
|Return on Equity||19.23||24.65|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||73.31||73.07|
|Div / share||0.06||0.06|
|Book value / share||33.56||27.41|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||847056.0||1277282.0|
BUY. ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 27.76 for the Specialty Retail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 23.99. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.64 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 12.97. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|AAP 24.35||Peers 27.76||AAP 16.57||Peers 15.78|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
AAP is trading at a discount to its peers.
Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
AAP is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|AAP 15.59||Peers 19.55||AAP 0.63||Peers 2.12|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
AAP is trading at a discount to its peers.
Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
AAP trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|AAP 4.64||Peers 12.97||AAP -4.62||Peers -144.89|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
AAP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
AAP is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|AAP 1.17||Peers 1.57||AAP -1.09||Peers 4.83|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
AAP is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
AAP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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