CARBO CERAMICS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly, but still managed to outperform when compared to the average company in its industry.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 17.23% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||56.77||167.8|
|Net Income ($mil)||-50.04||0.4|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||78.87||24.3|
|Total Assets ($mil)||840.5||934.23|
|Total Debt ($mil)||88.0||25.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||-2.93||34.26|
|Return on Assets||-13.03||5.95|
|Return on Equity||-17.05||7.16|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||23.29||23.09|
|Div / share||0.1||0.33|
|Book value / share||27.58||33.61|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||645997.0||647944.0|
SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.62 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.51 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.79. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, CARBO CERAMICS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CRR NM||Peers 50.06||CRR NA||Peers 9.06|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
CRR's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|CRR NM||Peers 35.15||CRR NA||Peers 1.54|
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.
Ratio not available.
|CRR 0.62||Peers 1.79||CRR -296.28||Peers -137.61|
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 1.42||Peers 1.68||CRR -56.88||Peers -22.90|
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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