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Five Below Inc
FIVE : NASDAQ : Services
$27.64 -0.37 | -1.30%
Today's Range: 27.60 - 28.03
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,122,100
12/01/15 - 10:12 AM ET

Financial Analysis

FIVE BELOW INC'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. FIVE BELOW INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.61 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 44.99% 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 ($mil)182.19152.48
EBITDA ($mil)17.0517.51
EBIT ($mil)11.5613.34
Net Income ($mil)7.068.32

Balance Sheet Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)60.9225.55
Total Assets ($mil)339.3244.08
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)192.44132.72

Profitability Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Gross Profit Margin32.8433.38
EBITDA Margin9.3511.48
Operating Margin6.348.75
Sales Turnover2.172.46
Return on Assets14.1315.52
Return on Equity24.9228.55
Debt Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Current Ratio2.262.25
Interest Expense0.00.01
Interest Coverage5778.51333.5

Share Data Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)54.5354.3
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share3.532.44
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1137689.0986320.0


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 27.25 for the Specialty Retail industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 22.01. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 8.30 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.37. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average and well above the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, FIVE BELOW INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FIVE 33.28 Peers 27.25   FIVE 21.26 Peers 17.16

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

FIVE is trading at a 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.

FIVE is trading at a premium to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FIVE 22.19 Peers 22.06   FIVE 1.83 Peers 2.13

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

FIVE 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.

FIVE trades at a discount to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
FIVE 8.30 Peers 11.37   FIVE 27.53 Peers 73.60

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.

FIVE 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, FIVE is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FIVE 2.17 Peers 1.63   FIVE 22.69 Peers 6.23

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.

FIVE 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.

FIVE has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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