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Casey's General Stores Inc
CASY : NASDAQ : Services
$111.24 -0.30 | -0.27%
Today's Range: 109.00 - 111.54
Avg. Daily Volume: 458,000
04/29/16 - 2:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis


CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, however the growth has outpaced the average competitor within the industry. CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.26 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 24.31% 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 Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)1565.941671.96
EBITDA ($mil)111.54112.26
EBIT ($mil)67.7271.83
Net Income ($mil)38.139.32


Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)53.5643.64
Total Assets ($mil)2670.552387.54
Total Debt ($mil)848.65872.24
Equity ($mil)1043.13839.11


Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin23.721.0
EBITDA Margin7.126.71
Operating Margin4.324.3
Sales Turnover2.693.36
Return on Assets8.246.71
Return on Equity21.1119.09
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio0.850.79
Debt/Capital0.450.51
Interest Expense10.1310.19
Interest Coverage6.687.05


Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)39.0538.85
Div / share0.220.2
EPS0.971.01
Book value / share26.7121.6
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume454573.0366633.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.89 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.17. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.21 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.61. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CASY 20.14 Peers 21.89   CASY 9.90 Peers 11.23

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

CASY is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

CASY is trading at a 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
CASY 19.77 Peers 19.73   CASY 0.82 Peers 1.44

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

CASY 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.

CASY 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
CASY 4.21 Peers 3.61   CASY 36.00 Peers 1.12

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.

CASY is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

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

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CASY 0.61 Peers 0.56   CASY -10.46 Peers 8.04

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.

CASY 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.

CASY significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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