E TRADE FINANCIAL CORP'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 managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 9.20% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||490.0||476.88|
|Net Income ($mil)||86.0||47.43|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||2417.0||2534.4|
|Total Assets ($mil)||45819.0||45547.48|
|Total Debt ($mil)||6982.0||7502.43|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||46.33||41.81|
|Return on Assets||0.67||-0.34|
|Return on Equity||5.87||-3.26|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||288.81||287.18|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||18.26||16.82|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3255735.0||3273530.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 22.83 for the Capital Markets industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.99. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.31 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.14. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, E TRADE FINANCIAL CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|ETFC 22.58||Peers 22.83||ETFC 11.58||Peers 12.13|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
ETFC is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. 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.
ETFC is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|ETFC 21.38||Peers 17.20||ETFC 0.08||Peers 1.72|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
ETFC 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.
ETFC trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|ETFC 1.31||Peers 2.14||ETFC 289.28||Peers 142.42|
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.
ETFC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
ETFC is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|ETFC 3.43||Peers 3.57||ETFC 1.79||Peers 5.65|
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.
ETFC 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.
ETFC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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