DANAHER CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. DANAHER CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.37 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 1.60% 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||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||5127.1||4963.6|
|Net Income ($mil)||695.6||676.4|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||3342.0||3321.1|
|Total Assets ($mil)||36986.8||35652.1|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3162.8||3069.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||58.68||57.53|
|Return on Assets||7.05||7.41|
|Return on Equity||10.81||11.13|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||683.49||700.68|
|Div / share||0.14||0.1|
|Book value / share||35.26||33.85|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3982509.0||3811259.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 56.72 for the Industrial Conglomerates industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.38. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.42 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.58 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.17. 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 23.51||Peers 56.72||DHR 15.35||Peers 11.33|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
DHR 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.
DHR is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|DHR 16.98||Peers 19.32||DHR 1.27||Peers 3.12|
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 significant discount to its peers.
|DHR 2.42||Peers 3.17||DHR -2.16||Peers -45.82|
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.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
DHR is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|DHR 2.87||Peers 2.17||DHR 3.71||Peers 0.66|
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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