BERRY PLASTICS GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. BERRY PLASTICS GROUP INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.77 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 32.33% 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||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1241.0||1298.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||-13.0||15.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||62.0||45.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5011.0||5419.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3708.0||3955.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||24.42||21.11|
|Return on Assets||1.33||1.08|
|Return on Equity||0.0||0.0|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||119.5||117.51|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-0.75||-1.13|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1835495.0||1257841.0|
SELL. BERRY PLASTICS GROUP INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 23.49 for the Containers & Packaging industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.03. 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 55.02||Peers 23.49||BERY 6.54||Peers 8.56|
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 16.36||Peers 17.47||BERY 0.24||Peers 5.43|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
BERY is trading at a valuation on par with 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 9.20||BERY 12.24||Peers 17.83|
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 0.72||Peers 0.98||BERY 2.94||Peers 0.17|
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.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
BERY has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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