ST JOE CO's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 31.47% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||27.83||23.95|
|Net Income ($mil)||2.77||-0.05|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||190.37||87.4|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1012.46||1318.85|
|Total Debt ($mil)||247.14||238.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||-0.55||20.01|
|Return on Assets||-1.01||31.7|
|Return on Equity||-1.53||42.84|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||75.33||92.3|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||8.88||10.57|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||518433.0||620886.0|
HOLD. 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 2.21 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.58. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, ST JOE CO seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|JOE NM||Peers 95.14||JOE 35.00||Peers 13.74|
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.
JOE's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
JOE is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|JOE 654.00||Peers 84.83||JOE NA||Peers 1.67|
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.
JOE'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.
|JOE 2.21||Peers 2.58||JOE -102.42||Peers 15.44|
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.
JOE is trading at a discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, JOE is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|JOE 15.01||Peers 2.71||JOE -86.33||Peers 13.32|
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.
JOE 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.
JOE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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