DSW 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 has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. DSW INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.08 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, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.49% 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 ($mil)||655.49||598.95|
|Net Income ($mil)||47.37||38.64|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||335.57||319.18|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1521.96||1431.35|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||32.5||34.12|
|Return on Assets||10.64||10.85|
|Return on Equity||15.42||15.18|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||88.4||90.96|
|Div / share||0.2||0.19|
|Book value / share||11.86||11.25|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1140223.0||1000823.0|
BUY. DSW INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 25.12 for the Specialty Retail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.73. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.93 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.86 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.61. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, DSW INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|DSW 19.32||Peers 25.12||DSW NA||Peers 15.89|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
DSW is trading at a discount to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|DSW 16.37||Peers 20.76||DSW 1.56||Peers 2.00|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
DSW is trading at a discount to 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.
DSW trades at a discount to its peers.
|DSW 2.93||Peers 8.61||DSW 6.82||Peers 20.14|
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.
DSW is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, DSW is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|DSW 1.20||Peers 1.50||DSW 8.48||Peers 9.00|
Discount. 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.
DSW is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.
DSW is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.
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