HARLEY-DAVIDSON INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, however the growth has outpaced the average competitor within the industry. HARLEY-DAVIDSON INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.29 which shows that technically this company has 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 13.96% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1301.6||1343.72|
|Net Income ($mil)||150.07||162.72|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1179.73||1346.52|
|Total Assets ($mil)||10025.51||9484.01|
|Total Debt ($mil)||5443.87||5183.51|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||43.46||46.07|
|Return on Assets||8.43||7.68|
|Return on Equity||25.74||25.3|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||217.46||221.11|
|Div / share||0.28||0.21|
|Book value / share||15.1||13.03|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1771157.0||1642529.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 12.24 for the Automobiles industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.83. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.15 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.60 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.46. 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 16.23||Peers 12.24||HOG 12.15||Peers 14.06|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
HOG is trading at a significant 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 14.40||Peers 25.51||HOG 1.02||Peers 1.76|
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 4.15||Peers 3.46||HOG 19.13||Peers 26.30|
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.
HOG is trading at a premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, HOG is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|HOG 2.19||Peers 1.47||HOG 5.76||Peers 11.23|
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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