NORDSTROM INC's gross profit margin for the third 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. NORDSTROM INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.89 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 14.38% 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||3140.0||2884.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||142.0||137.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||433.0||947.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||9269.0||8585.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3127.0||3118.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||41.75||41.78|
|Return on Assets||7.9||8.73|
|Return on Equity||32.23||37.72|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||190.1||193.2|
|Div / share||0.33||0.3|
|Book value / share||11.96||10.29|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1445187.0||1229685.0|
BUY. NORDSTROM INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 25.62 for the Multiline Retail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.99. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.48 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.77. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average.
|JWN 20.56||Peers 25.62||JWN 13.14||Peers 14.00|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
JWN is trading at a discount to its peers.
Average. 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.
JWN is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|JWN 18.88||Peers 20.61||JWN 19.21||Peers 4.74|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
JWN is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Premium. 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.
JWN trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|JWN 6.48||Peers 4.77||JWN 0.53||Peers -3.20|
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.
JWN is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
JWN is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|JWN 1.12||Peers 0.87||JWN 5.16||Peers 9.07|
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.
JWN 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.
JWN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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