AK STEEL HOLDING CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has 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 0.64 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 122.85% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1997.6||1464.8|
|Net Income ($mil)||13.5||35.2|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||70.2||45.3|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4858.5||3605.7|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2452.5||1507.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||10.07||11.23|
|Return on Assets||-1.99||-1.29|
|Return on Equity||0.0||0.0|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||177.22||136.38|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-2.78||-1.62|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1.0091702E7||1.3724994E7|
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 29.62||AKS NM||Peers 8.70|
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.
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.
AKS's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|AKS 8.24||Peers 19.33||AKS NA||Peers 0.88|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
AKS 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.
|AKS NM||Peers 1.43||AKS -117.64||Peers 89.37|
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 0.11||Peers 2.26||AKS 16.79||Peers 1072.34|
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.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
AKS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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