COPART 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. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. COPART INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.28 which shows that technically this company has the 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 greatly increased by 29.73% 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||309.72||277.64|
|Net Income ($mil)||40.88||53.24|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||132.83||139.33|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1476.67||1298.68|
|Total Debt ($mil)||318.28||390.17|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||45.51||45.51|
|Return on Assets||11.44||14.13|
|Return on Equity||17.97||25.34|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||125.9||125.44|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||7.46||5.78|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||447263.0||467435.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 66.16 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.94. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.57 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.93. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.
|CPRT 26.26||Peers 66.16||CPRT 19.20||Peers 13.59|
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 significant premium to its peers.
|CPRT 18.97||Peers 22.35||CPRT 2.28||Peers 3.64|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
CPRT is trading at a valuation on par with 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 4.57||Peers 3.93||CPRT -9.73||Peers 103.74|
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.
CPRT is trading at a premium to 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 3.77||Peers 2.03||CPRT 12.92||Peers 27.34|
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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