PENNEY (J C) CO's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 8.19% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2764.0||2779.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||-188.0||-489.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||684.0||1227.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||11165.0||11875.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||5427.0||5612.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||36.65||29.47|
|Return on Assets||-6.06||-16.63|
|Return on Equity||-27.86||-74.61|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||304.8||304.6|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||7.97||8.69|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1.6207257E7||2.1589764E7|
SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.96 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.85. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, PENNEY (J C) CO proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|JCP NM||Peers 26.33||JCP NM||Peers 14.22|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
JCP's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
JCP's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|JCP NM||Peers 19.35||JCP NA||Peers 3.32|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
JCP's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
|JCP 0.96||Peers 4.85||JCP 74.46||Peers -2.95|
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.
JCP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
JCP is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|JCP 0.19||Peers 0.87||JCP 1.54||Peers 9.59|
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.
JCP 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.
JCP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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