EAGLE MATERIALS 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. EAGLE MATERIALS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.87 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 20.80% 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||291.53||228.81|
|Net Income ($mil)||52.03||31.62|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||13.7||7.42|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1858.05||1487.26|
|Total Debt ($mil)||517.76||392.26|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||33.9||29.52|
|Return on Assets||8.75||7.35|
|Return on Equity||16.71||13.59|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||50.28||49.97|
|Div / share||0.2||0.2|
|Book value / share||19.35||16.12|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||850275.0||919633.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 42.85 for the Construction Materials industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.06 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 2.41. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.
|EXP 24.31||Peers 42.85||EXP 18.83||Peers 23.46|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
EXP is trading at a significant discount 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.
EXP is trading at a discount to its peers.
|EXP 15.70||Peers 27.29||EXP 0.59||Peers 1.20|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
EXP is trading at a discount 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.
EXP trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|EXP 4.06||Peers 2.41||EXP 47.48||Peers 233.77|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
EXP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, EXP is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|EXP 3.82||Peers 2.15||EXP 19.00||Peers 6.01|
Premium. 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.
EXP is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
EXP has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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