NORDSTROM INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. NORDSTROM INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.14 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, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.44% 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||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||3392.0||3196.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||183.0||184.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||772.0||1128.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||8906.0||8548.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3118.0||3122.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||40.95||40.77|
|Return on Assets||8.17||8.87|
|Return on Equity||34.65||37.37|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||188.6||195.5|
|Div / share||0.33||0.3|
|Book value / share||11.14||10.39|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1248128.0||1511437.0|
BUY. NORDSTROM INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 23.23 for the Multiline Retail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.69. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.20 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.72 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.86. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average.
|JWN 18.52||Peers 23.23||JWN 11.40||Peers 13.46|
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.
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.
JWN is trading at a discount to its peers.
|JWN 16.22||Peers 18.18||JWN 3.93||Peers 3.60|
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.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|JWN 6.20||Peers 3.86||JWN -1.07||Peers -10.38|
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 1.01||Peers 0.77||JWN 3.77||Peers 1.51|
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.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
JWN has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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