LABORATORY CP OF AMER HLDGS's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased 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. LABORATORY CP OF AMER HLDGS has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.09 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.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 79.55% 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 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2269.1||1516.4|
|Net Income ($mil)||168.4||141.3|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||619.0||479.5|
|Total Assets ($mil)||14465.2||7144.8|
|Total Debt ($mil)||6787.3||3007.5|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||37.34||40.19|
|Return on Assets||2.94||7.4|
|Return on Equity||8.94||19.91|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||100.5||84.9|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||47.46||31.29|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1138251.0||1137338.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 28.80 for the Health Care Providers & Services industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.25. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.65 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.86. The price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is significantly above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, LABORATORY CP OF AMER HLDGS proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|LH 27.13||Peers 28.80||LH 16.32||Peers 17.62|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
LH is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
LH is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|LH 14.35||Peers 19.92||LH 0.81||Peers 1.73|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
LH is trading at a discount to its peers.
Discount. 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.
LH trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|LH 2.65||Peers 3.86||LH -22.97||Peers 54.04|
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.
LH is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, LH is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|LH 1.77||Peers 0.91||LH 21.90||Peers 15.83|
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.
LH 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.
LH has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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