HARLEY-DAVIDSON INC's gross profit margin for the second 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. HARLEY-DAVIDSON INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.54 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 19.31% 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||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2000.7||1794.31|
|Net Income ($mil)||354.15||271.74|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1211.84||1646.33|
|Total Assets ($mil)||10076.3||9707.2|
|Total Debt ($mil)||5358.93||5536.37|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||46.7||44.88|
|Return on Assets||8.51||7.21|
|Return on Equity||25.49||24.82|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||217.46||223.07|
|Div / share||0.28||0.21|
|Book value / share||15.48||12.65|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1701740.0||1424657.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 12.94 for the Automobiles industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.49. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.94 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.70 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.69. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average and well above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, HARLEY-DAVIDSON INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|HOG 15.64||Peers 12.94||HOG 11.46||Peers 14.56|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
HOG is trading at a premium to its peers.
Discount. 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.
HOG is trading at a discount to its peers.
|HOG 13.97||Peers 25.47||HOG 1.02||Peers 1.83|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
HOG is trading at a significant discount 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.
HOG trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|HOG 3.94||Peers 3.69||HOG 25.80||Peers 27.42|
Average. 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.
HOG is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
HOG is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.
|HOG 2.12||Peers 1.53||HOG 8.19||Peers 13.53|
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.
HOG is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
HOG significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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