CAMPBELL SOUP CO's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased 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. CAMPBELL SOUP CO has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.34 which clearly 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 19.94% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2255.0||2165.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||234.0||172.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||239.0||305.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||8297.0||9055.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||4072.0||4832.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||38.05||40.14|
|Return on Assets||10.6||4.25|
|Return on Equity||48.82||47.29|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||313.0||314.0|
|Div / share||0.31||0.31|
|Book value / share||5.17||4.3|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1597668.0||929963.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 36.36 for the Food Products industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.47. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 9.18 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.75 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 5.95. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is below the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, CAMPBELL SOUP CO seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CPB 19.05||Peers 36.36||CPB 14.15||Peers 15.44|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
CPB is trading at a significant discount to 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.
CPB is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|CPB 18.24||Peers 20.74||CPB 3.70||Peers 1.53|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
CPB is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Premium. 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.
CPB trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|CPB 9.18||Peers 5.95||CPB 24.50||Peers 9.37|
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.
CPB 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.
CPB is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|CPB 1.78||Peers 1.79||CPB 4.31||Peers 2.86|
Average. 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.
CPB is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
CPB has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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