HOME INNS & HOTELS MNGT's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased 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. HOME INNS & HOTELS MNGT has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.52 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 15.02% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||287.46||266.83|
|Net Income ($mil)||40.0||17.65|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||128.9||201.99|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1508.77||1532.29|
|Total Debt ($mil)||167.37||297.06|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||33.25||31.37|
|Return on Assets||4.76||2.01|
|Return on Equity||8.92||4.41|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||47.81||46.77|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||16.86||14.98|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||132483.0||137663.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 31.54 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.99. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.83 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.97. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, HOME INNS & HOTELS MNGT proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|HMIN 25.53||Peers 31.54||HMIN NA||Peers 26.03|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
HMIN is trading at a discount to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|HMIN NA||Peers 28.95||HMIN NA||Peers 1.21|
Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.
Ratio not available.
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.
Ratio not available.
|HMIN 1.83||Peers 11.97||HMIN 98.36||Peers 2876.78|
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.
HMIN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, HMIN is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|HMIN 1.44||Peers 3.15||HMIN 8.19||Peers 20.34|
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.
HMIN is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
HMIN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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