BALCHEM 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 has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. BALCHEM CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.28 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 18.27% 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 ($mil)||162.67||81.63|
|Net Income ($mil)||19.02||10.75|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||50.29||208.75|
|Total Assets ($mil)||861.27||376.87|
|Total Debt ($mil)||332.5||0.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||33.48||32.36|
|Return on Assets||6.13||11.9|
|Return on Equity||13.47||13.54|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||30.7||30.23|
|Div / share||0.3||0.26|
|Book value / share||12.77||10.96|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||178297.0||146261.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 46.12 for the Chemicals industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.80 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 5.75. 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, BALCHEM CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|BCPC 36.07||Peers 46.12||BCPC 22.05||Peers 15.92|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
BCPC is trading at a 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.
BCPC is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|BCPC 20.61||Peers 19.16||BCPC 0.46||Peers 11.42|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
BCPC 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.
BCPC trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|BCPC 4.80||Peers 5.75||BCPC 15.64||Peers 8.03|
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.
BCPC is trading at a discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
BCPC is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|BCPC 3.48||Peers 2.44||BCPC 60.56||Peers 3.39|
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.
BCPC 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.
BCPC has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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