BERRY PLASTICS GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 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. BERRY PLASTICS GROUP INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.67 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 41.39% 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 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1220.0||1140.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||13.0||6.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||53.0||162.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5176.0||5264.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3812.0||3949.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||20.41||20.61|
|Return on Assets||1.33||1.38|
|Return on Equity||0.0||0.0|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||118.8||116.21|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-0.92||-1.6|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1352104.0||1235559.0|
SELL. BERRY PLASTICS GROUP INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 29.19 for the Containers & Packaging industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. Normally, for additional comaprison, we would look at the price-to-book ratio; however, this company's price-to-book ratio is negative making the value useless for comparisons. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|BERY 61.33||Peers 29.19||BERY 9.07||Peers 11.85|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
BERY is trading at a significant premium 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.
BERY is trading at a discount to its peers.
|BERY 18.40||Peers 18.89||BERY 0.27||Peers 0.93|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
BERY 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.
BERY trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|BERY NM||Peers 9.91||BERY -6.56||Peers 12.22|
Neutral. 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.
BERY's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, BERY is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|BERY 0.82||Peers 1.10||BERY 6.85||Peers 6.93|
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.
BERY is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.
BERY is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.
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