CEDAR FAIR -LP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. CEDAR FAIR -LP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.16 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 20.11% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||595.32||592.08|
|Net Income ($mil)||161.9||190.42|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||189.37||183.48|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2117.08||2101.05|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1568.85||1530.03|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||62.13||63.48|
|Return on Assets||4.8||5.63|
|Return on Equity||66.28||61.57|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||55.86||55.71|
|Div / share||0.7||0.63|
|Book value / share||2.75||3.45|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||234915.0||173010.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 32.19 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.47. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 19.10 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.75 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 12.53. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, CEDAR FAIR -LP seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|FUN 29.01||Peers 32.19||FUN 9.19||Peers 17.11|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
FUN is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
FUN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|FUN 17.40||Peers 29.59||FUN 2.68||Peers 1.25|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
FUN is trading at a discount to its peers.
Premium. 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.
FUN trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|FUN 19.10||Peers 12.53||FUN -14.63||Peers 309.32|
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.
FUN is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, FUN is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|FUN 2.58||Peers 3.21||FUN 1.17||Peers 20.55|
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.
FUN is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
FUN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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