IPC HEALTHCARE INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. IPC HEALTHCARE INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.38 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 14.59% 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 ($mil)||180.77||172.73|
|Net Income ($mil)||6.41||10.27|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||10.02||23.27|
|Total Assets ($mil)||638.44||562.54|
|Total Debt ($mil)||75.0||85.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||25.78||26.32|
|Return on Assets||5.5||7.31|
|Return on Equity||9.3||12.48|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||17.39||17.13|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||21.74||19.26|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||153296.0||150322.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 25.53 for the Health Care Providers & Services industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.73. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.30 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.86 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.75. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, IPC HEALTHCARE INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|IPCM 25.00||Peers 25.53||IPCM 16.76||Peers 14.12|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
IPCM 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.
IPCM is trading at a premium to its peers.
|IPCM 20.57||Peers 20.34||IPCM NM||Peers 1.38|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
IPCM is trading at a premium to its peers.
Neutral. 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.
IPCM's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|IPCM 2.30||Peers 3.75||IPCM -14.90||Peers 39.59|
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.
IPCM 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, IPCM is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|IPCM 1.24||Peers 0.86||IPCM 11.58||Peers 13.72|
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.
IPCM 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.
IPCM trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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