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Bob Evans Farms Inc
BOBE : NASDAQ : Services
$48.49 0.32 | 0.66%
Today's Range: 48.22 - 49.71
Avg. Daily Volume: 487,300
08/20/14 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


BOB EVANS FARMS's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2013 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in net income underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the revenue growth did not. BOB EVANS FARMS has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.11 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 33.64% 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 Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Net Sales ($mil)326.37333.91
EBITDA ($mil)28.4742.96
EBIT ($mil)6.6224.59
Net Income ($mil)13.0129.78


Balance Sheet Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)7.839.01
Total Assets ($mil)1068.321013.84
Total Debt ($mil)459.73202.25
Equity ($mil)385.59581.13


Profitability Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Gross Profit Margin20.7124.42
EBITDA Margin8.7212.86
Operating Margin2.037.36
Sales Turnover1.241.31
Return on Assets3.15-0.08
Return on Equity8.0314.2
Debt Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Current Ratio0.20.43
Debt/Capital0.540.26
Interest Expense1.790.76
Interest Coverage3.6932.18


Share Data Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Shares outstanding (mil)23.4627.42
Div / share0.310.28
EPS0.41.05
Book value / share16.4321.2
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume474505.0371657.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 53.60 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.39. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.90 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.68 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 49.25. 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, BOB EVANS FARMS proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BOBE 40.38 Peers 53.60   BOBE 6.65 Peers 24.72

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

BOBE is trading at a 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.

BOBE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BOBE 19.85 Peers 27.09   BOBE 0.61 Peers 9.52

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

BOBE 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.

BOBE trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
BOBE 2.90 Peers 49.25   BOBE -59.59 Peers 38.49

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.

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BOBE 0.84 Peers 2.92   BOBE -0.13 Peers 8.44

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.

BOBE 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.

BOBE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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