FURMANITE CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased 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. FURMANITE CORP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.57 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.71% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||133.89||130.36|
|Net Income ($mil)||4.77||2.58|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||33.75||33.24|
|Total Assets ($mil)||284.17||285.17|
|Total Debt ($mil)||64.3||65.31|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||25.68||23.4|
|Return on Assets||3.99||4.91|
|Return on Equity||7.97||10.5|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||37.74||37.55|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||3.77||3.56|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||125602.0||204118.0|
BUY. FURMANITE CORP's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 19.01 for the Construction & Engineering industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.38. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.93 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.88. 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, FURMANITE CORP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|FRM 23.55||Peers 19.01||FRM 26.24||Peers 25.82|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
FRM is trading at a premium to its peers.
Average. 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.
FRM is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|FRM 12.17||Peers 13.61||FRM 0.54||Peers 7.69|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
FRM 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.
FRM trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|FRM 1.93||Peers 1.88||FRM -18.43||Peers -105.34|
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.
FRM is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
FRM is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|FRM 0.52||Peers 0.49||FRM 23.84||Peers 4.82|
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.
FRM is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
FRM has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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