ANIXTER INTL INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged 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. ANIXTER INTL INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.39 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.13% 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||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1480.4||1342.9|
|Net Income ($mil)||71.4||53.8|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||206.2||121.4|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3335.4||3050.2|
|Total Debt ($mil)||940.7||822.1|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||22.97||23.16|
|Return on Assets||5.51||6.98|
|Return on Equity||12.51||16.9|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||33.24||33.06|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||35.98||34.74|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||226790.0||258519.0|
HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 18.96 for the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.25. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.82 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.59. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, ANIXTER INTL INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|AXE 14.66||Peers 18.96||AXE 38.48||Peers 13.84|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
AXE is trading at a discount to its peers.
Premium. 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.
AXE is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|AXE 13.40||Peers 17.18||AXE NM||Peers 1.23|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
AXE is trading at a discount 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.
AXE's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|AXE 1.82||Peers 2.59||AXE -23.33||Peers 40.50|
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.
AXE 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, AXE is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|AXE 0.35||Peers 2.14||AXE 7.41||Peers 15.11|
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.
AXE 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.
AXE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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