CATAMARAN CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. CATAMARAN CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.29 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 7.71% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||5979.26||4914.48|
|Net Income ($mil)||86.69||63.45|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||865.2||716.94|
|Total Assets ($mil)||9458.37||8794.47|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1415.24||1452.91|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||3.97||3.77|
|Return on Assets||3.6||3.11|
|Return on Equity||6.34||5.5|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||208.01||206.85|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||25.81||24.1|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2796854.0||3809436.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 28.14 for the Health Care Providers & Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.18. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.38 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.93. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|CTRX 37.71||Peers 28.14||CTRX 21.24||Peers 17.38|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
CTRX is trading at a significant premium 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.
CTRX is trading at a premium to its peers.
|CTRX 21.16||Peers 21.76||CTRX 0.54||Peers 1.52|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
CTRX 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.
CTRX trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|CTRX 2.38||Peers 3.93||CTRX 22.55||Peers 49.21|
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.
CTRX 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, CTRX is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|CTRX 0.56||Peers 0.92||CTRX 37.46||Peers 15.92|
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.
CTRX is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
CTRX has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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