INGERSOLL-RAND PLC'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. INGERSOLL-RAND PLC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.06 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 decreased by 15.29% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||3240.5||3098.9|
|Net Income ($mil)||255.5||47.7|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1705.2||1937.2|
|Total Assets ($mil)||17298.5||17658.1|
|Total Debt ($mil)||4224.4||3521.2|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||32.76||31.24|
|Return on Assets||5.38||3.5|
|Return on Equity||14.98||8.77|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||266.27||282.7|
|Div / share||0.25||0.21|
|Book value / share||22.49||25.01|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1838884.0||2062108.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 18.54 for the Machinery industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.41. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.00 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.74. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|IR 20.51||Peers 18.54||IR 18.46||Peers 14.52|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
IR is trading at a premium 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.
IR is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|IR 15.16||Peers 17.42||IR 1.27||Peers 1.85|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
IR is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
IR trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|IR 3.00||Peers 3.74||IR 58.17||Peers 34.62|
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.
IR is trading at a discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
IR is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|IR 1.39||Peers 1.63||IR 4.37||Peers 6.44|
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.
IR is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
IR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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