FULLER (H. B.) CO's gross profit margin for the fourth 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.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||547.67||533.53|
|Net Income ($mil)||10.76||21.89|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.0||155.12|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1870.44||1873.03|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||492.9|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||24.38||30.28|
|Return on Assets||2.66||5.16|
|Return on Equity||0.0||10.27|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||50.28||50.23|
|Div / share||0.12||0.1|
|Book value / share||0.0||18.52|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||343440.0||412648.0|
HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 36.91 for the Chemicals industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.47. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|FUL 42.27||Peers 36.91||FUL NA||Peers 15.87|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
FUL 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.
|FUL 13.23||Peers 19.53||FUL 1.08||Peers 2.39|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
FUL is trading at a discount 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.
FUL trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|FUL NA||Peers 5.01||FUL -48.41||Peers 26.54|
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, FUL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|FUL 0.98||Peers 2.37||FUL 2.80||Peers 3.35|
Discount. 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.
FUL is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
FUL trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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