BLACKSTONE GROUP LP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly, underperforming compared to the average company in its industry.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 5.87% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1225.2||2257.86|
|Net Income ($mil)||134.17||517.02|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||3000.76||2514.7|
|Total Assets ($mil)||24683.5||30059.31|
|Total Debt ($mil)||6017.06||9161.71|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||28.42||54.19|
|Return on Assets||6.34||5.23|
|Return on Equity||21.92||23.35|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||616.73||588.37|
|Div / share||0.89||0.35|
|Book value / share||11.58||11.46|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||5287111.0||4289706.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 17.15 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.21. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.94 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.68 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.92. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, BLACKSTONE GROUP LP seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|BX 13.55||Peers 17.15||BX 15.18||Peers 14.37|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
BX is trading at a discount to 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.
BX is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|BX 9.55||Peers 14.18||BX 0.56||Peers 6.45|
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 significant 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.
BX trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|BX 2.94||Peers 1.92||BX -4.20||Peers 247.40|
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 2.82||Peers 3.08||BX -3.55||Peers 7.47|
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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