DANAHER CORP'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. 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 weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.67 which shows a lack of 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 remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.64% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||5023.4||4707.1|
|Net Income ($mil)||1403.4||680.6|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1833.5||4025.3|
|Total Assets ($mil)||49707.9||35535.9|
|Total Debt ($mil)||15012.0||3036.1|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||53.85||52.1|
|Return on Assets||6.7||7.67|
|Return on Equity||10.92||11.3|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||685.2||702.69|
|Div / share||0.14||0.1|
|Book value / share||33.73||33.79|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3517919.0||3632623.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 66.62 for the Industrial Conglomerates industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.93. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.87 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.74. 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 27.46||Peers 66.62||DHR 17.62||Peers 14.40|
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 premium to its peers.
|DHR 19.31||Peers 22.64||DHR 1.46||Peers 6.36|
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 2.87||Peers 3.74||DHR -6.12||Peers -46.31|
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.
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 3.31||Peers 2.59||DHR 4.68||Peers 0.52|
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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