WORLD FUEL SERVICES CORP's gross profit margin for the third 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. WORLD FUEL SERVICES CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.15 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 10.28% 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 ($mil)||11713.46||10493.66|
|Net Income ($mil)||55.66||51.47|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||409.64||333.22|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5523.67||4656.4|
|Total Debt ($mil)||767.28||458.65|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||1.96||1.88|
|Return on Assets||3.73||4.16|
|Return on Equity||11.41||11.83|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||72.06||72.28|
|Div / share||0.04||0.04|
|Book value / share||25.09||22.69|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||307697.0||238507.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 52.03 for the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.91. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.79 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.75 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.86. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, WORLD FUEL SERVICES CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|INT 15.51||Peers 52.03||INT 17.91||Peers 14.82|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
INT is trading at a significant discount to 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.
INT is trading at a premium to its peers.
|INT 13.63||Peers 18.15||INT 3.14||Peers 2.71|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
INT is trading at a discount to its peers.
Premium. 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.
INT trades at a premium to its peers.
|INT 1.79||Peers 11.86||INT 7.01||Peers 16.23|
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.
INT 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, INT is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|INT 0.07||Peers 2.55||INT 7.10||Peers 10.35|
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.
INT 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.
INT significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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