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Kelly Services Inc
KELYA : NASDAQ : Services
$16.42 | %
Today's Range: 16.04 - 16.46
Avg. Daily Volume: 123,400
02/12/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


KELLY SERVICES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. KELLY SERVICES INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.45 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 7.40% 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 Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)1461.61425.0
EBITDA ($mil)32.214.3
EBIT ($mil)26.58.8
Net Income ($mil)34.217.0


Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)42.283.1
Total Assets ($mil)1939.61917.9
Total Debt ($mil)55.591.9
Equity ($mil)895.4833.7


Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin17.4616.71
EBITDA Margin2.21.0
Operating Margin1.810.62
Sales Turnover2.852.9
Return on Assets2.771.23
Return on Equity6.02.84
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio1.51.5
Debt/Capital0.060.1
Interest Expense0.01.0
Interest Coverage0.08.8


Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)37.937.7
Div / share0.050.05
EPS0.880.44
Book value / share23.6322.11
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume115265.0131008.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 27.18 for the Professional Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.13. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.70 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.51 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.05. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, KELLY SERVICES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
KELYA 11.88 Peers 27.18   KELYA 26.63 Peers 14.60

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

KELYA is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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.

KELYA is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
KELYA NA Peers 18.90   KELYA 2.76 Peers 0.74

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

KELYA is trading at a significant discount to 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.

KELYA trades at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
KELYA 0.70 Peers 5.05   KELYA 127.86 Peers 19.99

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.

KELYA 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.

KELYA is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
KELYA 0.11 Peers 3.00   KELYA -0.80 Peers 7.80

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.

KELYA 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.

KELYA significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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