HOME DEPOT INC'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. HOME DEPOT INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.28 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 25.55% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||19162.0||17696.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||1379.0||1013.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1723.0||1929.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||39946.0||40518.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||17197.0||14724.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||35.09||34.99|
|Return on Assets||15.88||13.29|
|Return on Equity||68.06||43.0|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||1318.0||1380.0|
|Div / share||0.47||0.39|
|Book value / share||7.07||9.07|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||5444154.0||6461444.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 28.68 for the Specialty Retail industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.97. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 16.51 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 8.94. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is above the industry average, indicating a premium.
|HD 24.74||Peers 28.68||HD 18.67||Peers 20.31|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
HD is trading at a 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.
HD is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|HD 19.46||Peers 22.39||HD 2.24||Peers 1.91|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
HD is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
HD trades at a premium to its peers.
|HD 16.51||Peers 8.94||HD 25.86||Peers 24.81|
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.
HD is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Average. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
HD is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.
|HD 1.85||Peers 1.52||HD 5.53||Peers 8.01|
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.
HD is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
HD significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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