CLEAN ENERGY FUELS CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. CLEAN ENERGY FUELS CORP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.88 which clearly shows the ability to cover any 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 19.94% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||103.42||86.32|
|Net Income ($mil)||-30.09||-18.84|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||265.11||417.08|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1183.63||1276.58|
|Total Debt ($mil)||619.65||620.22|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||18.8||36.51|
|Return on Assets||-10.41||-5.98|
|Return on Equity||-28.31||-14.03|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||90.06||89.36|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||4.84||6.09|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1933577.0||981229.0|
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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.97 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 10.56. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, CLEAN ENERGY FUELS CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CLNE NM||Peers 50.80||CLNE NM||Peers 12.80|
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.
CLNE's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
CLNE's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|CLNE NM||Peers 18.83||CLNE NA||Peers 4.01|
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.
CLNE'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.
|CLNE 0.97||Peers 10.56||CLNE -56.62||Peers 13.55|
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.
CLNE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, CLNE is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|CLNE 1.11||Peers 2.34||CLNE 3.58||Peers 9.91|
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.
CLNE 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.
CLNE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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