ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN HOLDING LP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 5.08% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||48.47||45.44|
|Net Income ($mil)||42.85||40.28|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1535.14||1617.31|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||100.0||100.0|
|Return on Assets||10.81||5.04|
|Return on Equity||10.81||5.04|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||96.71||105.85|
|Div / share||0.39||0.38|
|Book value / share||15.87||15.28|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||256450.0||397504.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 54.80 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.81. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.71 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.18. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN HOLDING LP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|AB 15.41||Peers 54.80||AB 14.93||Peers 14.66|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
AB is trading at a significant 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.
AB is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|AB 12.98||Peers 16.60||AB 2.20||Peers 1.30|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
AB is trading at a discount to its peers.
Premium. 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.
AB trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|AB 1.71||Peers 2.18||AB 117.28||Peers -16.01|
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.
AB is trading at a discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
AB is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|AB 14.00||Peers 3.61||AB 89.71||Peers 7.24|
Premium. 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.
AB is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
AB has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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