CHUBB CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 5.66% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||3562.0||3392.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||594.0||541.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||4201.0||4107.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||52070.0||51067.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3300.0||3300.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||24.65||23.64|
|Return on Assets||4.05||3.67|
|Return on Equity||12.78||12.02|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||235.81||251.76|
|Div / share||0.5||0.44|
|Book value / share||70.0||62.05|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1083041.0||964331.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 14.76 for the Insurance industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.99. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.48 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.55. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, CHUBB CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CB 12.10||Peers 14.76||CB 10.48||Peers 14.49|
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.
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.
CB is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|CB 13.34||Peers 15.59||CB NM||Peers 1.56|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
CB is trading at a discount to 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 1.48||Peers 1.55||CB 19.10||Peers 90.71|
Average. 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 valuation on par with 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 1.73||Peers 1.23||CB 1.64||Peers 13.02|
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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