CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LTD's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LTD has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.70 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 25.40% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1665.0||1509.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||320.0||254.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||184.0||688.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||17249.0||17315.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||6449.0||4869.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||43.66||37.11|
|Return on Assets||8.93||5.26|
|Return on Equity||28.46||12.55|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||164.0||175.1|
|Div / share||0.28||0.32|
|Book value / share||33.04||41.48|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1015662.0||950219.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 18.15 for the Road & Rail industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.55. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.90 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.75. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.
|CP 18.06||Peers 18.15||CP 11.16||Peers 10.04|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
CP is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Premium. 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.
CP is trading at a premium to its peers.
|CP 12.79||Peers 20.13||CP 0.67||Peers 2.67|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
CP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Discount. 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.
CP trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|CP 4.90||Peers 3.75||CP 73.16||Peers 30.52|
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.
CP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
CP is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|CP 3.92||Peers 2.93||CP 10.23||Peers 9.10|
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.
CP is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
CP has a sales growth rate that exceeds its peers.
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