NATUS MEDICAL INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. NATUS MEDICAL INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.89 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company managed to increase its liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 18.27% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||86.32||82.25|
|Net Income ($mil)||7.74||4.02|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||56.02||28.91|
|Total Assets ($mil)||419.71||404.81|
|Total Debt ($mil)||16.41||50.56|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||61.81||62.7|
|Return on Assets||7.0||2.65|
|Return on Equity||8.9||3.84|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||32.27||30.75|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||10.24||9.08|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||226501.0||285153.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 29.88 for the Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.94. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.83 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.21. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.
|BABY 31.52||Peers 29.88||BABY 17.98||Peers 22.00|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
BABY is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
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.
BABY is trading at a discount to its peers.
|BABY 21.17||Peers 20.22||BABY 0.49||Peers 0.90|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
BABY is trading at a premium to its peers.
Discount. 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.
BABY trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|BABY 2.83||Peers 4.21||BABY 162.85||Peers 58.95|
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.
BABY is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
BABY is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|BABY 2.69||Peers 4.12||BABY 2.36||Peers 5.60|
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.
BABY 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.
BABY significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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