BLACKSTONE GROUP LP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly; although net income growth outperformed the average competitor in its industry, revenue growth did not.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.76% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||11.57||1679.43|
|Net Income ($mil)||-254.7||250.51|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||2320.1||2555.01|
|Total Assets ($mil)||23618.7||30513.86|
|Total Debt ($mil)||6526.62||8647.15|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||-3703.14||40.55|
|Return on Assets||4.48||5.42|
|Return on Equity||16.27||24.68|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||621.98||591.76|
|Div / share||0.74||0.55|
|Book value / share||10.48||11.33|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||5273048.0||4265267.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 18.54 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.93. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.00 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.00. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium.
|BX 18.49||Peers 18.54||BX 20.84||Peers 17.52|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
BX is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Premium. 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.
BX is trading at a premium to its peers.
|BX 8.96||Peers 15.62||BX NM||Peers 3.09|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
BX 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.
BX's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|BX 3.00||Peers 2.00||BX -37.96||Peers 5.01|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
BX is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, BX is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|BX 3.39||Peers 3.35||BX -29.41||Peers 1.82|
Average. 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.
BX is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
BX significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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