BANNER CORP'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. 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 8.37% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||61.16||54.22|
|Net Income ($mil)||12.23||11.55|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||126.07||137.35|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4723.9||4388.17|
|Total Debt ($mil)||187.44||184.23|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||95.77||94.49|
|Return on Assets||1.15||1.06|
|Return on Equity||9.35||8.63|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||19.57||19.51|
|Div / share||0.36||0.3|
|Book value / share||29.84||27.63|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||84416.0||86379.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 22.00 for the Commercial Banks industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.49 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.18. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.
|BANR 15.83||Peers 22.00||BANR NA||Peers 8.13|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
BANR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|BANR 13.90||Peers 16.47||BANR NM||Peers 1.22|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
BANR is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
BANR's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|BANR 1.49||Peers 1.18||BANR 17.08||Peers 19.51|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
BANR is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, BANR is expected to trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|BANR 3.69||Peers 2.38||BANR 7.14||Peers 2.27|
Premium. 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.
BANR is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
BANR has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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