HEXCEL CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased 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. HEXCEL CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.12 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 remained unchanged 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||471.8||461.7|
|Net Income ($mil)||68.1||50.1|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||22.7||50.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2087.2||1904.7|
|Total Debt ($mil)||480.2||354.8|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||33.93||31.69|
|Return on Assets||10.89||10.2|
|Return on Equity||19.51||16.68|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||96.3||97.9|
|Div / share||0.1||0.0|
|Book value / share||12.1||11.9|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||495359.0||571557.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.44 for the Aerospace & Defense industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.83. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.16 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 9.45. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, HEXCEL CORP seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|HXL 21.68||Peers 21.44||HXL 17.73||Peers 15.99|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
HXL is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Premium. 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.
HXL is trading at a premium to its peers.
|HXL 18.29||Peers 17.93||HXL 1.64||Peers 10.02|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
HXL is trading at a premium 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.
HXL trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|HXL 4.16||Peers 9.45||HXL 20.83||Peers 16.44|
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.
HXL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
HXL is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|HXL 2.60||Peers 1.69||HXL 8.25||Peers 2.34|
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.
HXL is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
HXL has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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