BECTON DICKINSON & CO's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. BECTON DICKINSON & CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.69 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 42.52% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2986.0||2051.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||229.0||236.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1593.0||8784.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||26046.0||18503.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||12809.0||10141.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||56.8||57.73|
|Return on Assets||2.64||6.21|
|Return on Equity||9.52||22.69|
|Debt||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Share Data||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||211.82||192.94|
|Div / share||0.66||0.6|
|Book value / share||34.1||26.27|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1062628.0||1115734.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 64.37 for the Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 23.99. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.75 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.79. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, BECTON DICKINSON & CO proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|BDX 49.52||Peers 64.37||BDX 18.17||Peers 28.96|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
BDX is trading at a discount to 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.
BDX is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|BDX 17.18||Peers 23.29||BDX 0.33||Peers 0.97|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
BDX is trading at a discount 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.
BDX trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|BDX 4.75||Peers 4.79||BDX -43.92||Peers 30.16|
Average. 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.
BDX is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, BDX is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|BDX 3.06||Peers 4.57||BDX 32.24||Peers 20.88|
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.
BDX is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
BDX has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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