CHURCH & DWIGHT INC'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 managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. CHURCH & DWIGHT INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.75 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 6.42% 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||841.8||804.8|
|Net Income ($mil)||115.9||107.9|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||370.2||445.5|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4325.8||4198.8|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1053.7||803.5|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||46.2||48.0|
|Return on Assets||9.23||9.12|
|Return on Equity||19.13||17.17|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||133.62||138.71|
|Div / share||0.31||0.28|
|Book value / share||15.62||16.08|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||651908.0||770341.0|
BUY. CHURCH & DWIGHT INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 25.62 for the Household Products industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.99. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.02 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 13.62. 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 27.22||Peers 25.62||CHD 19.90||Peers 16.34|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
CHD is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Premium. 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 premium to its peers.
|CHD 23.82||Peers 21.59||CHD 3.17||Peers 8.34|
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.
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.
CHD trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|CHD 5.02||Peers 13.62||CHD 6.66||Peers 3.13|
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.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
CHD is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|CHD 3.22||Peers 2.92||CHD 2.30||Peers -0.60|
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.
CHD is trading at a premium to 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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