CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.24 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.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 26.15% 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||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1924.6||2150.21|
|Net Income ($mil)||79.03||49.87|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||65.58||71.55|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2630.81||2401.91|
|Total Debt ($mil)||845.95||853.83|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||23.02||17.27|
|Return on Assets||8.41||5.56|
|Return on Equity||21.94||16.69|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||39.01||38.73|
|Div / share||0.22||0.2|
|Book value / share||25.88||20.66|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||370053.0||338398.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 19.17 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 21.13. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.61 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.51 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.63. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CASY 21.19||Peers 19.17||CASY 11.55||Peers 11.35|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
CASY is trading at a premium 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.
CASY is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|CASY 21.01||Peers 18.42||CASY 0.86||Peers 3.27|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
CASY is trading at a premium 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.
CASY trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|CASY 4.61||Peers 3.63||CASY 64.13||Peers 25.34|
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 significant 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.
|CASY 0.64||Peers 0.54||CASY -10.46||Peers 9.65|
Premium. 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 premium to 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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