BAKER HUGHES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased 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. BAKER HUGHES INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.54 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 5.74% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||6635.0||5860.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||663.0||248.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1740.0||1399.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||28827.0||27934.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||4133.0||4381.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||29.07||26.04|
|Return on Assets||5.96||3.92|
|Return on Equity||9.17||6.18|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||433.0||438.0|
|Div / share||0.17||0.15|
|Book value / share||43.26||40.44|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||5745791.0||7584338.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 16.73 for the Energy Equipment & Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.80. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.49 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.81. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, BAKER HUGHES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|BHI 16.40||Peers 16.73||BHI 9.42||Peers 8.89|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
BHI is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. 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.
BHI is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|BHI 24.16||Peers 21.64||BHI NM||Peers 1.73|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
BHI is trading at a significant premium 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.
BHI's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|BHI 1.49||Peers 2.81||BHI 58.70||Peers 7.79|
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.
BHI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
BHI is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|BHI 1.13||Peers 1.62||BHI 9.77||Peers 10.88|
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.
BHI 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.
BHI trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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