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Casey's General Stores Inc
CASY : NASDAQ : Services
$71.69 | %
Today's Range: 70.66 - 71.99
Avg. Daily Volume: 179,100
08/29/14 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2013 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.44 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 19.52% 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 FY13 Q4 FY12
Net Sales ($mil)1919.571808.53
EBITDA ($mil)76.4575.34
EBIT ($mil)40.945.43
Net Income ($mil)22.8223.27


Balance Sheet Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)121.6441.27
Total Assets ($mil)2293.461984.02
Total Debt ($mil)854.2727.99
Equity ($mil)719.87602.3


Profitability Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Gross Profit Margin14.9314.73
EBITDA Margin3.984.16
Operating Margin2.132.51
Sales Turnover3.423.65
Return on Assets5.865.57
Return on Equity18.6818.36
Debt Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Current Ratio1.040.69
Debt/Capital0.540.55
Interest Expense10.128.74
Interest Coverage4.045.2


Share Data Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Shares outstanding (mil)38.5138.35
Div / share0.180.17
EPS0.590.6
Book value / share18.6915.7
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume177336.0214921.0

Valuation


BUY. CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.08 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.76. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.79 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.19. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CASY 20.46 Peers 21.08   CASY 8.68 Peers 12.24

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 significant 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 18.15 Peers 18.27   CASY 10.13 Peers 2.84

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.

 

Premium. 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 premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
CASY 3.79 Peers 3.19   CASY 20.97 Peers 6.94

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 0.35 Peers 0.56   CASY 8.12 Peers 6.36

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.

CASY is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

CASY has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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