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Bob Evans Farms Inc
BOBE : NASDAQ : Services
$41.00 up1.11 | 2.78%
Today's Range: 39.88 - 41.18
Avg. Daily Volume: 234,400
11/25/15 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BOB EVANS FARMS's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. BOB EVANS FARMS has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.29 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.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 13.67% 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 Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)321.71326.34
EBITDA ($mil)39.0422.56
EBIT ($mil)18.892.59
Net Income ($mil)4.28-1.02

Balance Sheet Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)6.063.63
Total Assets ($mil)1017.281054.46
Total Debt ($mil)491.06462.61
Equity ($mil)322.93374.08

Profitability Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Gross Profit Margin21.416.56
EBITDA Margin12.136.91
Operating Margin5.870.79
Sales Turnover1.321.26
Return on Assets2.142.3
Return on Equity6.765.76
Debt Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Current Ratio0.740.81
Interest Expense3.232.24
Interest Coverage5.841.16

Share Data Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)22.3523.59
Div / share0.310.31
Book value / share14.4515.86
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume235543.0293860.0


HOLD. BOB EVANS FARMS's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 30.00 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.93. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.77 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 9.98. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BOBE 43.04 Peers 30.00   BOBE 7.44 Peers 15.96

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

BOBE 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.

BOBE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BOBE 18.15 Peers 26.30   BOBE 0.24 Peers 7.77

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

BOBE is trading at a discount to 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.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
BOBE 2.77 Peers 9.98   BOBE 10.71 Peers 7.90

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.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

BOBE is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
BOBE 0.67 Peers 2.99   BOBE 1.44 Peers 6.70

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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