FEDEX CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged 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. FEDEX CORP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.53 which shows the 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 decreased by 14.35% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY14||Q1 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||11684.0||11024.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||606.0||489.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY14||Q1 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||2416.0||5096.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||32587.0||33673.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||4736.0||2993.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY14||Q1 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||26.57||25.8|
|Return on Assets||6.79||4.72|
|Return on Equity||14.64||9.01|
|Debt||Q1 FY14||Q1 FY13|
|Share Data||Q1 FY14||Q1 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||283.25||316.64|
|Div / share||0.2||0.15|
|Book value / share||53.38||55.76|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1745546.0||1517970.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 25.24 for the Air Freight & Logistics industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.78. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.21 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 10.74. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, FEDEX CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|FDX 23.31||Peers 25.24||FDX 11.16||Peers 14.79|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
FDX is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
FDX is trading at a discount to its peers.
|FDX 15.86||Peers 21.08||FDX 0.70||Peers 2.32|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
FDX is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
FDX trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|FDX 3.21||Peers 10.74||FDX 47.20||Peers 94.35|
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.
FDX 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, FDX is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|FDX 1.05||Peers 1.37||FDX 3.83||Peers 8.01|
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.
FDX is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
FDX significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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