HEXCEL CORP'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 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. HEXCEL CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.98 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||471.8||426.8|
|Net Income ($mil)||52.9||47.1|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||70.9||65.5|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2036.4||1836.1|
|Total Debt ($mil)||416.3||295.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||31.18||30.37|
|Return on Assets||10.28||10.23|
|Return on Equity||18.21||16.19|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||95.5||98.9|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||12.04||11.73|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||556449.0||577240.0|
BUY. HEXCEL CORP's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.56 for the Aerospace & Defense industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.44. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.31 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 13.75. 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 24.48||Peers 21.56||HXL 15.58||Peers 14.74|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
HXL is trading at a premium 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.
HXL is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|HXL 19.22||Peers 18.36||HXL 2.08||Peers 3.52|
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 4.31||Peers 13.75||HXL 14.59||Peers 14.94|
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.
Average. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
HXL is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.
|HXL 2.67||Peers 1.68||HXL 10.56||Peers 2.86|
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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