DANAHER CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. DANAHER CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.23 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.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.43% 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 ($mil)||5417.2||5266.7|
|Net Income ($mil)||661.7||789.3|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||3005.6||3115.2|
|Total Assets ($mil)||36991.7||34672.2|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3473.4||3499.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||56.15||55.92|
|Return on Assets||7.02||7.77|
|Return on Equity||11.11||12.03|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||704.3||698.1|
|Div / share||0.1||0.03|
|Book value / share||33.19||32.07|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2715562.0||3148162.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 23.58 for the Industrial Conglomerates industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.15. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.55 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.70 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.39. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, DANAHER CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|DHR 23.32||Peers 23.58||DHR 15.86||Peers 16.11|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
DHR is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
DHR is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|DHR 17.82||Peers 18.39||DHR 1.14||Peers 1.37|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
DHR 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.
DHR trades at a discount to its peers.
|DHR 2.55||Peers 3.39||DHR -4.48||Peers -2.26|
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.
DHR 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, DHR is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|DHR 2.99||Peers 2.22||DHR 4.16||Peers 2.55|
Premium. 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.
DHR is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
DHR has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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