CONAGRA FOODS 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. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. CONAGRA FOODS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.35 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 13.92% 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 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||4104.7||3959.4|
|Net Income ($mil)||209.2||-324.2|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||183.1||183.1|
|Total Assets ($mil)||17542.2||19366.4|
|Total Debt ($mil)||7904.8||8993.6|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||26.62||25.1|
|Return on Assets||-1.43||1.56|
|Return on Equity||-13.68||3.07|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||428.21||421.92|
|Div / share||0.25||0.25|
|Book value / share||10.57||12.46|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3535441.0||2516290.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.16 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a discount versus the industry average of 5.16. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, CONAGRA FOODS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CAG NM||Peers 31.72||CAG 12.71||Peers 16.76|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
CAG's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
CAG is trading at a discount to its peers.
|CAG 18.12||Peers 21.50||CAG NA||Peers 1.58|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
CAG is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
Ratio not available.
|CAG 4.16||Peers 5.16||CAG -517.14||Peers -1.52|
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.
CAG is trading at a discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, CAG is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|CAG 1.19||Peers 1.76||CAG -0.08||Peers 0.33|
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.
CAG 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.
CAG significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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