GENERAL CABLE CORP/DE'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. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. GENERAL CABLE CORP/DE has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.86 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 significantly decreased by 59.95% 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 ($mil)||1262.3||1430.1|
|Net Income ($mil)||-38.1||-315.4|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||167.6||315.8|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3143.0||4308.5|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1213.3||1468.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||11.75||11.47|
|Return on Assets||-11.14||-6.67|
|Return on Equity||-95.31||-31.35|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||48.88||48.65|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||7.52||18.86|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||738958.0||792892.0|
HOLD. This stock?s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.54 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.00. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, GENERAL CABLE CORP/DE proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|BGC NM||Peers 27.21||BGC NA||Peers 17.28|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
BGC's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|BGC 11.75||Peers 19.96||BGC NA||Peers 5.96|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
BGC is trading at a discount to its peers.
Neutral. 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.
Ratio not available.
|BGC 2.54||Peers 4.00||BGC -22.27||Peers 5.59|
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.
BGC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, BGC is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|BGC 0.16||Peers 2.50||BGC -7.86||Peers 2.41|
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.
BGC 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.
BGC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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