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Echo Global Logistics Inc
ECHO : NASDAQ : Services
$24.29 up0.47 | 1.97%
Today's Range: 23.08 - 24.43
Avg. Daily Volume: 308,100
02/11/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.84 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 117.32% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)407.17300.03
EBITDA ($mil)13.6811.52
EBIT ($mil)6.117.7
Net Income ($mil)1.744.66


Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)56.5232.54
Total Assets ($mil)746.51316.04
Total Debt ($mil)196.660.0
Equity ($mil)395.25181.87


Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin19.6718.08
EBITDA Margin3.353.83
Operating Margin1.52.57
Sales Turnover2.033.71
Return on Assets1.055.31
Return on Equity1.989.23
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio1.91.46
Debt/Capital0.330.0
Interest Expense0.00.04
Interest Coverage0.0202.61


Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)29.7423.21
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.060.2
Book value / share13.297.84
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume295078.0489873.0

Valuation


HOLD. ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 23.43 for the Air Freight & Logistics industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.13. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.72 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.51 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.58. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ECHO 81.79 Peers 23.43   ECHO 9.61 Peers 11.82

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

ECHO is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Discount. 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.

ECHO is trading at a discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ECHO 13.88 Peers 15.71   ECHO 0.93 Peers 0.50

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

ECHO 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.

ECHO trades at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ECHO 1.72 Peers 3.58   ECHO -60.57 Peers 19.73

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.

ECHO 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, ECHO is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ECHO 0.45 Peers 1.15   ECHO 28.88 Peers 5.75

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.

ECHO is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

ECHO has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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