DOLLAR TREE INC's gross profit margin for the second 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. DOLLAR TREE INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.60 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 20.69% 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||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2031.1||1854.9|
|Net Income ($mil)||121.4||124.7|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||467.7||413.7|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3146.7||2908.3|
|Total Debt ($mil)||757.0||269.8|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||36.63||37.48|
|Return on Assets||19.01||22.08|
|Return on Equity||41.3||35.17|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||205.6||223.0|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||7.04||8.19|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3053722.0||1826939.0|
BUY. DOLLAR TREE INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 23.35 for the Multiline Retail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.81. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.91 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.86. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but well above the industry average.
|DLTR 19.47||Peers 23.35||DLTR 13.13||Peers 13.47|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
DLTR 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.
DLTR is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|DLTR 15.82||Peers 18.17||DLTR 1.61||Peers 3.60|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
DLTR 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.
DLTR trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|DLTR 7.91||Peers 3.86||DLTR 0.70||Peers -10.40|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
DLTR is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
DLTR is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|DLTR 1.40||Peers 0.77||DLTR 6.03||Peers 1.50|
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.
DLTR 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.
DLTR has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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