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 8.28% 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||1.14||1.06|
|Return on Equity||9.28||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||29.82||27.63|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||80001.0||79943.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 15.05 for the Commercial Banks industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.57. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.56 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.19. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, BANNER CORP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|BANR 16.67||Peers 15.05||BANR 9.28||Peers 7.72|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
BANR is trading at a premium 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.
BANR is trading at a premium to its peers.
|BANR 14.54||Peers 36.82||BANR NM||Peers 1.29|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
BANR is trading at a significant 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.
BANR's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|BANR 1.56||Peers 1.19||BANR 16.25||Peers 18.67|
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 3.86||Peers 2.42||BANR 7.14||Peers 0.05|
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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