LAZARD LTD's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.62% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||593.89||547.93|
|Net Income ($mil)||55.95||80.84|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||870.66||1005.44|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2827.73||2898.2|
|Total Debt ($mil)||998.35||1068.93|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||26.98||24.05|
|Return on Assets||14.23||7.78|
|Return on Equity||85.05||46.45|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||122.32||123.0|
|Div / share||1.3||0.3|
|Book value / share||3.87||3.95|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||940187.0||693289.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.63 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.38. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 13.71 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 2.38. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, LAZARD LTD seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|LAZ 17.56||Peers 21.63||LAZ NA||Peers 12.45|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
LAZ is trading at a discount to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|LAZ 13.11||Peers 15.36||LAZ 1.40||Peers 1.36|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
LAZ 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.
LAZ trades at a valuation on par to its peers.
|LAZ 13.71||Peers 2.38||LAZ 77.64||Peers 16.25|
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.
LAZ 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.
LAZ is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|LAZ 2.70||Peers 3.61||LAZ 9.90||Peers 2.75|
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.
LAZ is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
LAZ has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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