HALLIBURTON CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. HALLIBURTON CO has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.68 which shows the ability to cover 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 19.77% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||8770.0||7639.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||901.0||793.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||2347.0||2595.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||32240.0||29223.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||7854.0||7816.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||21.97||22.71|
|Return on Assets||10.85||7.27|
|Return on Equity||21.12||15.5|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||848.0||849.0|
|Div / share||0.18||0.15|
|Book value / share||19.18||16.0|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1.6063415E7||2.3009268E7|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 17.50 for the Energy Equipment & Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.44. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.40 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.03. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, HALLIBURTON CO proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|HAL 11.42||Peers 17.50||HAL 9.61||Peers 9.39|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
HAL is trading at a significant discount 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.
HAL is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|HAL 25.91||Peers 37.70||HAL NM||Peers 0.95|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
HAL 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.
HAL's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|HAL 2.40||Peers 3.03||HAL 70.04||Peers -7.53|
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.
HAL is trading at a discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
HAL is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|HAL 1.19||Peers 1.63||HAL 11.79||Peers 9.00|
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.
HAL is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
HAL has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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