FIDELITY NATL FINL FNF GROUP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2086.0||1777.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||392.0||74.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.0||2363.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||13867.0||10524.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||1323.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||14.43||7.09|
|Return on Assets||4.2||3.74|
|Return on Equity||0.0||7.65|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||370.82||250.34|
|Div / share||0.19||0.18|
|Book value / share||0.0||20.24|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1539157.0||1470203.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 15.20 for the Insurance industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.92. The current price-to-sales ratio is 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 seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|FNF 18.05||Peers 15.20||FNF NA||Peers 15.75|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
FNF is trading at a premium to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|FNF 13.93||Peers 15.57||FNF 0.57||Peers 1.21|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
FNF 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.
FNF trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|FNF NA||Peers 1.64||FNF 21.55||Peers 64.18|
Neutral. 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.
Ratio not available.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, FNF is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|FNF 1.69||Peers 1.23||FNF 7.80||Peers 15.95|
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.
FNF is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
FNF significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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