CATAMARAN CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. CATAMARAN CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.34 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 7.40% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||5739.89||4528.8|
|Net Income ($mil)||100.45||74.41|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1011.95||419.46|
|Total Assets ($mil)||9324.19||7995.76|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1426.22||1265.36|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||4.11||4.33|
|Return on Assets||3.4||3.27|
|Return on Equity||6.01||5.34|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||207.49||206.31|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||25.41||23.79|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3626229.0||1300752.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 79.29 for the Health Care Providers & Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.57. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.35 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.99. 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, CATAMARAN CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CTRX 39.28||Peers 79.29||CTRX 20.99||Peers 13.88|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
CTRX 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.
CTRX is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|CTRX 20.59||Peers 20.01||CTRX 0.58||Peers 1.82|
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 2.35||Peers 3.99||CTRX 19.68||Peers -10.93|
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 0.57||Peers 0.92||CTRX 46.01||Peers 14.34|
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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