COPART INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. COPART INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.18 which clearly shows the ability to cover any 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 remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.88% 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||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||282.29||287.45|
|Net Income ($mil)||57.41||51.04|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||456.01||158.67|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1799.95||1506.8|
|Total Debt ($mil)||645.81||302.9|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||45.01||44.04|
|Return on Assets||12.21||11.85|
|Return on Equity||22.78||17.8|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||120.16||126.14|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||8.03||7.96|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||433479.0||444081.0|
BUY. COPART INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 29.48 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.38. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.17 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.58 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.29. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, COPART INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CPRT 19.90||Peers 29.48||CPRT 15.16||Peers 13.56|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
CPRT is trading at a significant discount to 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.
CPRT is trading at a premium to its peers.
|CPRT 16.89||Peers 21.03||CPRT 2.37||Peers 1.41|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
CPRT is trading at a discount to 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.
CPRT trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|CPRT 4.17||Peers 4.29||CPRT 22.62||Peers 103.41|
Average. 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.
CPRT is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, CPRT is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|CPRT 3.51||Peers 1.92||CPRT -1.50||Peers 5.16|
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.
CPRT is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
CPRT significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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