ANIXTER INTL INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged 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. ANIXTER INTL INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.38 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 10.27% 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 ($mil)||1669.1||1598.5|
|Net Income ($mil)||41.1||58.1|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||92.0||57.3|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3586.5||2860.8|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1207.7||836.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||23.08||23.7|
|Return on Assets||5.43||7.0|
|Return on Equity||17.19||19.51|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||33.14||32.85|
|Div / share||0.0||5.0|
|Book value / share||34.19||31.27|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||246510.0||239303.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 24.06 for the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.31 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.78. 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 13.52||Peers 24.06||AXE 25.12||Peers 17.34|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
AXE is trading at a significant 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 11.60||Peers 17.57||AXE 5.85||Peers 1.82|
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.
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.
AXE trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|AXE 2.31||Peers 2.78||AXE -3.32||Peers 33.00|
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.
AXE is trading at a 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 0.41||Peers 4.45||AXE 3.51||Peers 12.25|
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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