DU PONT (E I) DE NEMOURS's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in net income underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the revenue growth did not. 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 21.84% 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 ($mil)||9211.0||10167.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||1031.0||1439.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||3747.0||3849.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||46175.0||47800.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||10384.0||11317.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||41.98||42.63|
|Return on Assets||6.96||6.14|
|Return on Equity||24.93||17.69|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||905.18||917.7|
|Div / share||0.47||0.45|
|Book value / share||14.14||17.85|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||5777362.0||3702197.0|
BUY. DU PONT (E I) DE NEMOURS's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 24.82 for the Chemicals industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.73. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.93 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.86 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.18. 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, DU PONT (E I) DE NEMOURS proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|DD 20.02||Peers 24.82||DD 15.85||Peers 15.74|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
DD is trading at a 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.
DD is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|DD 15.66||Peers 19.18||DD 7.82||Peers 2.71|
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.
Premium. 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 premium to its peers.
|DD 4.93||Peers 7.18||DD 11.89||Peers 33.61|
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 significant 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 1.86||Peers 2.39||DD -4.79||Peers 4.15|
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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