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Collectors Universe Inc
CLCT : NASDAQ : Services
$17.06 up0.40 | 2.40%
Today's Range: 16.61 - 17.29
Avg. Daily Volume: 26,900
10/13/15 - 3:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

COLLECTORS UNIVERSE INC's gross profit margin for the fourth 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 revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. COLLECTORS UNIVERSE INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.56 which shows the 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 10.51% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)15.3716.55
EBITDA ($mil)3.524.16
EBIT ($mil)3.23.81
Net Income ($mil)1.772.39

Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)17.2519.91
Total Assets ($mil)32.235.59
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)18.4720.64

Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin60.9965.51
EBITDA Margin22.8925.12
Operating Margin20.8223.02
Sales Turnover1.921.7
Return on Assets22.9820.67
Return on Equity39.9836.01
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio1.882.02
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)8.888.86
Div / share0.350.33
Book value / share2.082.33
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume26717.022945.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 27.31 for the Diversified Consumer Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.21. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.49 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.68 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.70. The current price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, COLLECTORS UNIVERSE INC seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CLCT 17.70 Peers 27.31   CLCT 13.05 Peers 165.49

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

CLCT is trading at a significant 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.

CLCT is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
CLCT NA Peers 21.29   CLCT NA Peers 0.80

Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.

Ratio not available.


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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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CLCT 7.49 Peers 4.70   CLCT -2.23 Peers 26.27

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.

CLCT is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, CLCT is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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CLCT 2.24 Peers 2.45   CLCT 1.83 Peers 21.77

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.

CLCT is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

CLCT significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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