DU PONT (E I) DE NEMOURS's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. DU PONT (E I) DE NEMOURS has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.06 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 15.04% 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 ($mil)||7559.0||7770.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||433.0||285.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||4548.0||7189.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||47911.0||51990.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||13168.0||14959.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||29.88||27.1|
|Return on Assets||6.52||9.14|
|Return on Equity||19.56||19.21|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||905.82||926.07|
|Div / share||0.47||0.45|
|Book value / share||17.58||14.95|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||4839797.0||4129089.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 35.75 for the Chemicals industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.99. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.11 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.79. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, DU PONT (E I) DE NEMOURS proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|DD 21.56||Peers 35.75||DD 18.24||Peers 15.36|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
DD 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.
DD is trading at a premium to its peers.
|DD 16.05||Peers 19.40||DD 0.68||Peers 1.73|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
DD 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.
DD trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|DD 4.11||Peers 4.79||DD 17.54||Peers 36.24|
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.
DD is trading at a discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, DD is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|DD 1.85||Peers 2.32||DD -0.76||Peers 3.96|
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.
DD 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.
DD significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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