CARBO CERAMICS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. CARBO CERAMICS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.03 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged 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 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||167.8||164.52|
|Net Income ($mil)||0.4||20.86|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||24.3||94.25|
|Total Assets ($mil)||934.23||878.95|
|Total Debt ($mil)||25.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||34.26||36.98|
|Return on Assets||5.95||9.65|
|Return on Equity||7.16||11.04|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||23.09||23.08|
|Div / share||0.33||0.3|
|Book value / share||33.61||33.3|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1021269.0||1311276.0|
HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 15.90 for the Energy Equipment & Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.72. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.94 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 2.52. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, CARBO CERAMICS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CRR 13.03||Peers 15.90||CRR 6.88||Peers 8.39|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
CRR is trading at a discount to its peers.
Discount. 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.
CRR is trading at a discount to its peers.
|CRR 157.65||Peers 25.89||CRR NM||Peers 0.69|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
CRR's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
CRR's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|CRR 0.94||Peers 2.52||CRR -34.24||Peers -4.81|
Discount. 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.
CRR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, CRR is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|CRR 1.12||Peers 1.48||CRR -2.86||Peers 10.88|
Discount. 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.
CRR is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
CRR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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