LEE ENTERPRISES INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. LEE ENTERPRISES INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.76 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 6.39% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||176.15||177.39|
|Net Income ($mil)||9.75||11.89|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||15.94||12.66|
|Total Assets ($mil)||809.33||820.24|
|Total Debt ($mil)||784.5||821.26|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||59.82||59.01|
|Return on Assets||0.57||-9.87|
|Return on Equity||0.0||0.0|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||54.49||53.45|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-3.09||-2.96|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||158630.0||181951.0|
SELL. LEE ENTERPRISES INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 20.84 for the Media industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.41. Normally, for additional comaprison, we would look at the price-to-book ratio; however, this company's price-to-book ratio is negative making the value useless for comparisons. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|LEE 37.63||Peers 20.84||LEE 1.76||Peers 40.03|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
LEE is trading at a significant premium 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.
LEE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|LEE NA||Peers 34.41||LEE NA||Peers 0.97|
Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.
Ratio not available.
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.
|LEE NM||Peers 6.36||LEE 105.22||Peers 58.58|
Neutral. 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.
LEE's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
LEE is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|LEE 0.25||Peers 4.30||LEE -1.80||Peers 9.43|
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.
LEE 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.
LEE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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