EMC CORP/MA's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged 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. EMC CORP/MA has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.89 which shows a lack of 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 decreased by 10.05% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||6073.0||5880.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||487.0||588.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||7742.0||7649.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||44867.0||44438.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||7420.0||5494.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||67.46||69.32|
|Return on Assets||5.51||5.82|
|Return on Equity||12.31||11.59|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||1925.0||2028.66|
|Div / share||0.12||0.12|
|Book value / share||10.43||11.0|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1.3533214E7||1.691334E7|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 15.29 for the Computers & Peripherals industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 21.18. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.49 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.97. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.
|EMC 21.29||Peers 15.29||EMC 8.36||Peers 9.44|
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.
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.
EMC is trading at a discount to its peers.
|EMC 12.43||Peers 13.66||EMC 0.51||Peers 0.39|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
EMC 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.
EMC trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|EMC 2.49||Peers 4.97||EMC 0.00||Peers 24.03|
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.
Neutral. Higher earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
The growth rate for EMC is not available.
|EMC 2.02||Peers 2.73||EMC 5.03||Peers 19.11|
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.
EMC is trading at a significant discount to 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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