DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the first 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. DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.46 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 123.30% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||185.91||171.95|
|Net Income ($mil)||25.63||22.96|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||412.4||202.42|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3360.06||3136.32|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2501.33||1820.76|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||81.04||77.25|
|Return on Assets||5.32||4.65|
|Return on Equity||0.0||37.13|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||96.47||106.76|
|Div / share||0.27||0.23|
|Book value / share||-0.95||3.68|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1506559.0||1493421.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 33.97 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.65. Normally, for additional comaprison, we would look at the price-to-book ratio; however, this company's price-to-book ratio is negative making the value useless for comparisons. 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, DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|DNKN 30.30||Peers 33.97||DNKN 28.67||Peers 17.46|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
DNKN is trading at a 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.
DNKN is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|DNKN 23.10||Peers 28.68||DNKN 2.00||Peers 1.24|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
DNKN is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Premium. 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.
DNKN trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|DNKN NM||Peers 10.30||DNKN 25.92||Peers 239.36|
Neutral. 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.
DNKN's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, DNKN is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|DNKN 6.52||Peers 3.10||DNKN 5.35||Peers 11.97|
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.
DNKN is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
DNKN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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