CATAMARAN CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased 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 6.92% 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 ($mil)||5541.71||3614.15|
|Net Income ($mil)||81.97||72.94|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||939.06||468.45|
|Total Assets ($mil)||9299.27||7492.89|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1437.2||1020.36|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||3.98||4.94|
|Return on Assets||3.13||3.07|
|Return on Equity||5.64||4.76|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||207.49||206.3|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||24.88||23.41|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1527040.0||1378337.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 28.46 for the Health Care Providers & Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.34. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.91 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.67 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.33. 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 33.96||Peers 28.46||CTRX 17.38||Peers 13.82|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
CTRX is trading at a 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 significant premium to its peers.
|CTRX 18.28||Peers 19.33||CTRX 0.45||Peers 5.79|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
CTRX is trading at a premium 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.
CTRX trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|CTRX 1.91||Peers 3.33||CTRX 25.00||Peers 16.65|
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.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
CTRX is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|CTRX 0.48||Peers 0.78||CTRX 49.99||Peers 14.97|
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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