HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased 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. HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.34 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 9.37% 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||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||698.14||583.83|
|Net Income ($mil)||71.07||35.72|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||166.92||123.75|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3097.27||2965.32|
|Total Debt ($mil)||843.88||867.92|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||25.81||28.82|
|Return on Assets||5.42||4.71|
|Return on Equity||9.47||8.73|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||102.61||100.25|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||17.27||16.16|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1180991.0||916734.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 28.81 for the Food Products industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.38. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.92 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.58 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.03. The current price-to-sales ratio is above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|HAIN 31.24||Peers 28.81||HAIN 27.91||Peers 15.77|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
HAIN is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Premium. 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.
HAIN is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|HAIN 20.59||Peers 20.27||HAIN 0.90||Peers 1.49|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
HAIN 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.
HAIN trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|HAIN 2.92||Peers 5.03||HAIN 14.13||Peers -2.00|
Discount. 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.
HAIN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
HAIN is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|HAIN 1.91||Peers 1.64||HAIN 25.61||Peers 0.17|
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.
HAIN 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.
HAIN has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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