CHURCH & DWIGHT INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. CHURCH & DWIGHT INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.84 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 5.90% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||808.3||787.6|
|Net Income ($mil)||88.8||86.6|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||196.9||274.1|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3988.1||4047.7|
|Total Debt ($mil)||802.7||804.3|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||46.85||47.37|
|Return on Assets||9.81||9.11|
|Return on Equity||19.38||17.19|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||133.63||138.52|
|Div / share||0.31||0.28|
|Book value / share||15.12||15.5|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||728710.0||733516.0|
BUY. CHURCH & DWIGHT INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.67 for the Household Products industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.06. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.50 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.49 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.29. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, CHURCH & DWIGHT INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CHD 24.37||Peers 21.67||CHD 17.08||Peers 15.80|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
CHD 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.
CHD is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|CHD 20.41||Peers 19.11||CHD 2.96||Peers 1.94|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
CHD is trading at a premium to 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.
CHD trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|CHD 4.50||Peers 11.29||CHD 7.30||Peers 16.60|
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.
CHD is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, CHD is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|CHD 2.82||Peers 2.63||CHD 3.73||Peers -0.44|
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.
CHD is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
CHD has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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