BERRY PLASTICS GROUP INC'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 during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. BERRY PLASTICS GROUP INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.81 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 41.20% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1310.0||1204.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||29.0||26.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||129.0||142.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5268.0||5135.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3918.0||3946.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||20.46||21.35|
|Return on Assets||1.17||1.11|
|Return on Equity||0.0||0.0|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||117.93||115.83|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-0.99||-1.72|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1279568.0||949891.0|
SELL. BERRY PLASTICS GROUP INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 25.35 for the Containers & Packaging industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.74. 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 59.98||Peers 25.35||BERY 6.81||Peers 11.65|
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 significant discount to its peers.
|BERY 16.49||Peers 18.47||BERY 0.29||Peers 1.42|
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 5.96||BERY 8.51||Peers 49.28|
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 0.73||Peers 1.02||BERY 6.69||Peers 9.16|
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.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
BERY significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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