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Dillards Inc
DDS : NYSE : Services
$75.75 -3.10 | -3.90%
Today's Range: 75.57 - 79.22
Avg. Daily Volume: 594,700
11/30/15 - 12:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

DILLARDS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. DILLARDS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.11 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 4.23% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)1434.71491.23
EBITDA ($mil)103.3148.75
EBIT ($mil)37.686.03
Net Income ($mil)45.755.23

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)100.1101.83
Total Assets ($mil)4380.24357.07
Total Debt ($mil)951.6884.75
Equity ($mil)1817.21897.55

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin36.3738.01
EBITDA Margin7.29.97
Operating Margin2.625.77
Sales Turnover1.541.52
Return on Assets7.27.35
Return on Equity17.3716.88
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio1.621.68
Interest Expense1.4914.6
Interest Coverage25.235.89

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)37.541.2
Div / share0.070.06
Book value / share48.4646.06
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume598735.0594838.0


HOLD. DILLARDS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 22.22 for the Multiline Retail industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 22.01. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.64 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.65. 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, DILLARDS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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DDS 10.24 Peers 22.22   DDS 6.64 Peers 11.47

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

DDS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. 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.

DDS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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DDS 10.71 Peers 17.41   DDS NM Peers 3.41

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

DDS is trading at a significant 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.

DDS's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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DDS 1.64 Peers 3.65   DDS 5.42 Peers 19.31

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.

DDS 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, DDS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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DDS 0.44 Peers 0.73   DDS 1.47 Peers 9.60

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.

DDS is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

DDS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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