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Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp
BGFV : NASDAQ : Services
$9.65 -0.14 | -1.40%
Today's Range: 9.64 - 9.82
Avg. Daily Volume: 245,700
11/30/15 - 12:29 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.09 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 1.55% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)270.13265.12
EBITDA ($mil)15.5817.63
EBIT ($mil)10.312.22
Net Income ($mil)6.137.47

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)5.835.64
Total Assets ($mil)453.99437.4
Total Debt ($mil)69.3758.09
Equity ($mil)197.08194.05

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin33.4834.5
EBITDA Margin5.766.65
Operating Margin3.814.61
Sales Turnover2.212.23
Return on Assets3.043.94
Return on Equity7.028.88
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio2.182.16
Interest Expense0.440.39
Interest Coverage23.531.65

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)22.0122.19
Div / share0.10.1
Book value / share8.958.74
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume243331.0213813.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 27.25 for the Specialty Retail industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 22.01. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.10 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.37. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BGFV 15.38 Peers 27.25   BGFV 7.52 Peers 17.16

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

BGFV is trading at a significant 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.

BGFV is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BGFV 12.30 Peers 22.06   BGFV 2.58 Peers 2.13

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

BGFV is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Premium. 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.

BGFV trades at a premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
BGFV 1.10 Peers 11.37   BGFV -16.89 Peers 73.60

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.

BGFV 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, BGFV is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BGFV 0.22 Peers 1.63   BGFV 2.95 Peers 6.23

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.

BGFV 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.

BGFV significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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