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 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. 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||2.1032448E7||1.6351897E7|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 16.56 for the Energy Equipment & Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.23 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.74. 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 10.60||Peers 16.56||HAL 8.91||Peers 8.60|
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 17.43||Peers 23.00||HAL NM||Peers 1.90|
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 2.23||Peers 2.74||HAL 70.04||Peers 3.78|
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 1.10||Peers 1.55||HAL 11.79||Peers 10.51|
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 exceeds its peers.
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