FIDELITY NATL FINL FNF GROUP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2061.0||1786.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||86.0||-22.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1135.0||1216.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||13721.0||14687.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2906.0||3344.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||13.68||9.69|
|Return on Assets||5.05||1.92|
|Return on Equity||11.69||4.61|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||279.42||276.78|
|Div / share||0.19||0.18|
|Book value / share||20.94||21.15|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1171280.0||1435029.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 14.75 for the Insurance industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.55. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.76 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.61. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, FIDELITY NATL FINL FNF GROUP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|FNF 25.80||Peers 14.75||FNF 13.49||Peers 11.00|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
FNF is trading at a significant 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.
FNF is trading at a premium to its peers.
|FNF 13.87||Peers 13.98||FNF 0.22||Peers 1.14|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
FNF is trading at a 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.
FNF trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|FNF 1.76||Peers 1.61||FNF 22.22||Peers 20.82|
Average. 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.
FNF is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
FNF is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.
|FNF 1.29||Peers 1.24||FNF 11.10||Peers 11.89|
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.
FNF is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.
FNF is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.
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