EMC CORP/MA's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. EMC CORP/MA has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.03 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 remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.45% 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||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||7015.0||7049.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||771.0||1146.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||9275.0||8321.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||46612.0||45885.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||6774.0||5495.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||68.57||70.39|
|Return on Assets||4.26||5.91|
|Return on Equity||9.41||12.39|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||1943.0||1985.0|
|Div / share||0.12||0.12|
|Book value / share||10.88||11.03|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1.3012236E7||2.1001096E7|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 12.43 for the Computers & Peripherals industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.13. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.27 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.51 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.56. The current price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average.
|EMC 24.26||Peers 12.43||EMC 8.93||Peers 7.79|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
EMC 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.
EMC is trading at a premium to its peers.
|EMC 12.50||Peers 11.45||EMC 0.28||Peers 1.48|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
EMC is trading at a 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.
EMC trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|EMC 2.27||Peers 3.56||EMC -22.14||Peers 9.46|
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.
EMC 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, EMC is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|EMC 1.94||Peers 2.05||EMC 1.39||Peers 12.42|
Average. 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.
EMC is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
EMC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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