COLLECTORS UNIVERSE INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 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. COLLECTORS UNIVERSE INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.73 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.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.07% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||16.18||14.17|
|Net Income ($mil)||1.8||1.64|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||18.15||17.51|
|Total Assets ($mil)||33.51||31.92|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||66.28||65.04|
|Return on Assets||22.45||20.55|
|Return on Equity||37.33||33.42|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||8.85||8.5|
|Div / share||0.33||0.33|
|Book value / share||2.29||2.33|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||51165.0||55470.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 34.41 for the Diversified Consumer Services industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.99. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 8.91 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.62. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium.
|CLCT 22.41||Peers 34.41||CLCT 15.83||Peers 17.10|
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.
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.
CLCT is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|CLCT NA||Peers 21.96||CLCT NA||Peers 1.03|
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.
|CLCT 8.91||Peers 4.62||CLCT 12.34||Peers 126.39|
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.
|CLCT 2.88||Peers 2.44||CLCT 20.29||Peers 11.49|
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.
CLCT 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.
CLCT has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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