AK STEEL HOLDING CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. AK STEEL HOLDING CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.61 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 133.39% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1689.4||1530.8|
|Net Income ($mil)||-64.0||-17.1|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||75.0||54.8|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4335.4||3806.6|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2442.5||1948.6|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||7.48||10.25|
|Return on Assets||-8.39||-2.61|
|Return on Equity||0.0||0.0|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||177.81||136.79|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-4.87||-2.71|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||9307498.0||9185487.0|
SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Along with this, the price-to-book ratio is also meaningless due to a negative book value for the company, making any comparisons useless. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|AKS NM||Peers 23.26||AKS 2.73||Peers 7.01|
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.
AKS's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Discount. 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.
AKS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|AKS 15.37||Peers 23.90||AKS NA||Peers 4.84|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
AKS's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
|AKS NM||Peers 1.28||AKS -182.19||Peers -97.35|
Neutral. 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.
AKS's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, AKS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|AKS 0.07||Peers 1.93||AKS 23.13||Peers -2.95|
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.
AKS is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
AKS has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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