ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.20 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 28.79% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||3038.23||2969.5|
|Net Income ($mil)||148.11||147.73|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||123.82||83.36|
|Total Assets ($mil)||8146.7||7913.07|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1610.27||2072.61|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||48.62||48.54|
|Return on Assets||6.06||5.27|
|Return on Equity||23.02||25.06|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||73.17||72.95|
|Div / share||0.06||0.06|
|Book value / share||29.34||22.85|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||921569.0||974637.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 25.16 for the Specialty Retail industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.31. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.54 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.55. 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 24.28||Peers 25.16||AAP 16.29||Peers 15.55|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
AAP is trading at a valuation on par with 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 17.21||Peers 20.59||AAP 1.06||Peers 2.02|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
AAP is trading at a valuation on par with 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 5.54||Peers 8.55||AAP 17.75||Peers 24.07|
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.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, AAP is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|AAP 1.20||Peers 1.49||AAP 33.09||Peers 9.01|
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 discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
AAP has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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