COLLECTORS UNIVERSE INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. COLLECTORS UNIVERSE INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.54 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 remained unchanged 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||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||15.99||16.31|
|Net Income ($mil)||2.17||2.12|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||17.33||17.68|
|Total Assets ($mil)||33.16||33.18|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||65.15||64.76|
|Return on Assets||24.17||20.95|
|Return on Equity||41.84||36.85|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||8.88||8.79|
|Div / share||0.35||0.33|
|Book value / share||2.16||2.17|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||23720.0||38743.0|
BUY. COLLECTORS UNIVERSE INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 24.83 for the Diversified Consumer Services industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.83. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 10.08 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 5.32. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium.
|CLCT 22.70||Peers 24.83||CLCT 17.09||Peers 18.44|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
CLCT is trading at a valuation on par with 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 22.32||CLCT NA||Peers 0.68|
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 10.08||Peers 5.32||CLCT 11.62||Peers 71.39|
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 3.08||Peers 2.58||CLCT 8.75||Peers 59.47|
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.
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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