IRON MOUNTAIN INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. IRON MOUNTAIN INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.95 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 44.97% 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||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||759.73||786.89|
|Net Income ($mil)||53.33||271.64|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||117.1||179.2|
|Total Assets ($mil)||6422.58||6735.12|
|Total Debt ($mil)||4789.15||4354.55|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||57.05||57.24|
|Return on Assets||1.66||5.4|
|Return on Equity||15.02||28.44|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||210.8||192.99|
|Div / share||0.48||0.27|
|Book value / share||3.36||6.67|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1773963.0||1627510.0|
HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 47.56 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.03. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 8.39 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.67 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.30. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, IRON MOUNTAIN INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|IRM 56.42||Peers 47.56||IRM 13.48||Peers 17.93|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
IRM is trading at a premium to its peers.
Discount. 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.
IRM is trading at a discount to its peers.
|IRM 20.15||Peers 43.86||IRM NA||Peers 5.06|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
IRM is trading at a significant discount 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.
Ratio not available.
|IRM 8.39||Peers 3.30||IRM -73.83||Peers 264.85|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
IRM is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, IRM is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|IRM 1.94||Peers 7.57||IRM -0.36||Peers 18.23|
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.
IRM 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.
IRM significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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