CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.40 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 18.62% 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 ($mil)||506.8||463.9|
|Net Income ($mil)||53.6||43.8|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||152.6||176.6|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2817.4||2644.3|
|Total Debt ($mil)||719.7||716.5|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||35.67||35.57|
|Return on Assets||8.6||6.05|
|Return on Equity||17.15||12.49|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||72.07||70.87|
|Div / share||0.13||0.06|
|Book value / share||18.44||15.81|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||363906.0||211901.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.81 for the Chemicals industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.06. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.38 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.49 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.25. The price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is significantly below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CYT 14.15||Peers 21.81||CYT 14.64||Peers 14.52|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
CYT is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Average. 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.
CYT is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|CYT 13.32||Peers 17.79||CYT NM||Peers 1.24|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
CYT is trading at a discount to its peers.
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.
CYT's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|CYT 2.38||Peers 4.25||CYT 82.11||Peers 62.91|
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.
CYT 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.
CYT is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|CYT 1.58||Peers 2.22||CYT 4.00||Peers 2.60|
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.
CYT 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.
CYT has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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