CLIFFS NATURAL RESOURCES INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. CLIFFS NATURAL RESOURCES INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.64 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 131.91% 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 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||498.8||750.6|
|Net Income ($mil)||60.2||10.9|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||276.2||359.9|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2609.4||13102.4|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2972.8||3661.8|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||17.76||34.25|
|Return on Assets||-301.38||0.77|
|Return on Equity||0.0||4.38|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||153.41||153.18|
|Div / share||0.0||0.15|
|Book value / share||-12.54||39.35|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||7087567.0||9910945.0|
SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. Along with this, the price-to-book ratio is also meaningless due to a negative book value for the company, making any comparisons useless. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|CLF NM||Peers 23.26||CLF 2.43||Peers 7.01|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
CLF's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
CLF is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|CLF NM||Peers 23.90||CLF NA||Peers 4.84|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
CLF's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
|CLF NM||Peers 1.28||CLF -2808.18||Peers -97.35|
Neutral. 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.
CLF's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, CLF is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|CLF 0.16||Peers 1.93||CLF -20.33||Peers -2.95|
Discount. 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.
CLF is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
CLF significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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