NATUS MEDICAL INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased 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 is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.36 which clearly shows the ability to cover any 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 13.12% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||91.94||86.32|
|Net Income ($mil)||9.85||7.46|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||73.24||56.02|
|Total Assets ($mil)||453.86||419.71|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||16.41|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||64.64||60.64|
|Return on Assets||8.08||7.05|
|Return on Equity||9.82||8.96|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||33.08||32.27|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||11.3||10.24|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||232363.0||255415.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 35.41 for the Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.51. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.73 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 14.70. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.
|BABY 37.63||Peers 35.41||BABY 32.73||Peers 25.80|
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.
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.
BABY is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|BABY 24.79||Peers 25.02||BABY 0.74||Peers 0.85|
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 discount to its peers.
|BABY 3.73||Peers 14.70||BABY 20.43||Peers 10.20|
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 3.82||Peers 5.84||BABY 4.95||Peers 10.63|
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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