COPART INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. COPART INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.47 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 31.62% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||287.45||263.7|
|Net Income ($mil)||51.04||41.3|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||158.67||63.63|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1506.8||1334.48|
|Total Debt ($mil)||302.9||388.75|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||43.66||42.97|
|Return on Assets||11.85||13.49|
|Return on Equity||17.8||23.61|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||125.9||125.5|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||7.97||6.08|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||509195.0||457407.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 63.14 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.49. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.92 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.70 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.83. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.
|CPRT 22.82||Peers 63.14||CPRT 14.99||Peers 13.21|
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 16.33||Peers 21.75||CPRT 0.79||Peers 3.39|
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.
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.
CPRT trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|CPRT 3.92||Peers 3.83||CPRT -2.15||Peers 103.31|
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 3.38||Peers 1.97||CPRT 11.19||Peers 17.40|
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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