ATLANTIC COAST FINANCIAL CP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 135.93% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||8.93||8.57|
|Net Income ($mil)||0.45||-0.93|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||24.91||82.58|
|Total Assets ($mil)||713.94||714.11|
|Total Debt ($mil)||200.63||202.8|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||67.97||47.78|
|Return on Assets||-0.84||-0.67|
|Return on Equity||-8.51||-16.11|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||15.43||2.55|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||4.57||11.73|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||14681.0||16940.0|
SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.91 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.51. The price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is significantly below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, ATLANTIC COAST FINANCIAL CP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|ACFC NM||Peers 24.65||ACFC NM||Peers 18.13|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
ACFC's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
ACFC's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|ACFC 16.60||Peers 22.69||ACFC NA||Peers 2.09|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
ACFC is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Neutral. 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.
Ratio not available.
|ACFC 0.91||Peers 1.51||ACFC 48.71||Peers 39.65|
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.
ACFC 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.
ACFC is expected to have an earnings growth rate that exceeds its peers.
|ACFC 1.88||Peers 4.30||ACFC -11.04||Peers 25.04|
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.
ACFC 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.
ACFC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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