CHUBB CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in net income underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the revenue growth did not.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||3445.0||3495.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||375.0||449.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||3732.0||4061.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||50852.0||50790.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3300.0||3300.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||15.91||19.08|
|Return on Assets||3.98||4.2|
|Return on Equity||12.53||13.17|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||229.75||244.49|
|Div / share||0.57||0.5|
|Book value / share||70.35||66.37|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1088816.0||1073502.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 14.92 for the Insurance industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.83. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.41 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.63. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, CHUBB CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CB 11.73||Peers 14.92||CB 9.87||Peers 10.61|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
CB 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.
CB is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|CB 12.67||Peers 13.96||CB NM||Peers 1.07|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
CB 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.
CB's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|CB 1.41||Peers 1.63||CB 1.19||Peers 20.61|
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.
CB 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, CB is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|CB 1.63||Peers 1.24||CB 0.84||Peers 11.61|
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.
CB is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
CB significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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