ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.47 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 26.64% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1070.62||1093.7|
|Net Income ($mil)||-121.66||-358.79|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1146.36||956.71|
|Total Assets ($mil)||10734.6||11799.26|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3897.77||3427.6|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||12.93||8.29|
|Return on Assets||-8.15||-9.43|
|Return on Equity||-29.29||-27.34|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||221.6||221.01|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||13.48||18.42|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||6139814.0||1.238629E7|
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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.07 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.48. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|ANR NM||Peers 20.93||ANR NM||Peers 11.89|
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.
ANR'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.
ANR's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|ANR NM||Peers 42.82||ANR NA||Peers 1.58|
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.
ANR'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.
|ANR 0.07||Peers 11.48||ANR 21.28||Peers 46.00|
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.
ANR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, ANR is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|ANR 0.05||Peers 2.21||ANR -13.46||Peers 9.38|
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.
ANR 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.
ANR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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