CORINTHIAN COLLEGES INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged 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. CORINTHIAN COLLEGES INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.26 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 15.81% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||349.75||395.89|
|Net Income ($mil)||-79.6||-1.02|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||28.03||43.9|
|Total Assets ($mil)||966.14||996.17|
|Total Debt ($mil)||100.81||30.67|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||44.45||43.81|
|Return on Assets||-9.98||-0.6|
|Return on Equity||-15.98||4.29|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||87.64||86.18|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||5.49||6.63|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1571760.0||3124406.0|
SELL. This stock?s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.02 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.49 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.68. 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, CORINTHIAN COLLEGES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|COCO NM||Peers 27.73||COCO NM||Peers 19.57|
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.
COCO'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.
COCO's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|COCO NA||Peers 20.83||COCO NA||Peers 1.36|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
COCO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
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.
|COCO 0.02||Peers 3.68||COCO -403.44||Peers -347.48|
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.
COCO 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, COCO is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|COCO 0.01||Peers 2.43||COCO -8.16||Peers 18.42|
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.
COCO 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.
COCO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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