FURMANITE CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased 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. FURMANITE CORP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.32 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.50% 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||124.13||99.52|
|Net Income ($mil)||1.06||2.12|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||42.3||31.7|
|Total Assets ($mil)||290.34||279.52|
|Total Debt ($mil)||64.39||65.4|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||24.07||27.8|
|Return on Assets||3.15||4.47|
|Return on Equity||6.52||9.48|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||37.68||37.45|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||3.73||3.52|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||260223.0||144845.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 16.97 for the Construction & Engineering industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.99. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.98 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.66. 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 29.52||Peers 16.97||FRM 12.41||Peers 17.18|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
FRM is trading at a significant premium to 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.
FRM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|FRM 16.04||Peers 24.85||FRM NM||Peers 1.73|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
FRM is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Neutral. 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's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|FRM 1.98||Peers 1.66||FRM -26.48||Peers -0.20|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
FRM is trading at a premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, FRM is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|FRM 0.53||Peers 0.47||FRM 34.73||Peers 5.56|
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.
FRM is trading at a premium to 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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