AMTRUST FINANCIAL SERVICES's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased 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.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 55.79% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1123.86||956.78|
|Net Income ($mil)||160.07||101.79|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.0||887.22|
|Total Assets ($mil)||0.0||12214.91|
|Total Debt ($mil)||421.25||844.3|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||16.06||14.49|
|Return on Assets||0.0||2.45|
|Return on Equity||19.86||18.61|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||77.74||75.33|
|Div / share||0.25||0.2|
|Book value / share||31.68||20.99|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||452947.0||812557.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 14.92 for the Insurance industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.83. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.91 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.63. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, AMTRUST FINANCIAL SERVICES seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|AFSI 10.04||Peers 14.92||AFSI NA||Peers 10.61|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
AFSI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|AFSI 10.25||Peers 13.96||AFSI 7.33||Peers 1.07|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
AFSI 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.
AFSI trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|AFSI 1.91||Peers 1.63||AFSI 64.05||Peers 20.61|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
AFSI is trading at a premium to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
AFSI is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|AFSI 1.10||Peers 1.24||AFSI 35.11||Peers 11.61|
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.
AFSI 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.
AFSI has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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