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Echo Global Logistics Inc
ECHO : NASDAQ : Services
$27.69 | %
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 209,000
11/26/14 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.32 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.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 12.12% 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 Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)320.57234.84
EBITDA ($mil)13.479.81
EBIT ($mil)9.787.14
Net Income ($mil)5.464.36


Balance Sheet Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)30.153.34
Total Assets ($mil)327.89248.26
Total Debt ($mil)17.510.0
Equity ($mil)174.7155.81


Profitability Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Gross Profit Margin18.2317.28
EBITDA Margin4.24.17
Operating Margin3.053.04
Sales Turnover3.343.52
Return on Assets4.535.95
Return on Equity8.519.48
Debt Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Current Ratio1.352.01
Debt/Capital0.090.0
Interest Expense0.040.0
Interest Coverage244.380.0


Share Data Q3 FY14 Q3 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)23.0722.9
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.230.19
Book value / share7.576.8
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume209182.0199584.0

Valuation


BUY. ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 25.10 for the Air Freight & Logistics industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.91. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.52 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.75 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 10.60. 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 42.30 Peers 25.10   ECHO 20.40 Peers 14.69

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.

 

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.

ECHO is trading at a significant premium 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 26.39 Peers 20.96   ECHO 1.36 Peers 2.29

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

ECHO is trading at a significant premium 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.

ECHO trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ECHO 3.52 Peers 10.60   ECHO -1.57 Peers 94.05

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 0.56 Peers 1.36   ECHO 25.24 Peers 8.06

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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