LENNOX INTERNATIONAL INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. LENNOX INTERNATIONAL INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.67 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.15% 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||898.5||868.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||67.4||64.3|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||48.1||37.8|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1876.5||1755.7|
|Total Debt ($mil)||596.0||434.9|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||29.29||29.03|
|Return on Assets||10.46||9.03|
|Return on Equity||39.12||35.84|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||48.03||49.58|
|Div / share||0.3||0.0|
|Book value / share||10.43||9.7|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||561367.0||393513.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 29.13 for the Building Products industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.19. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 9.18 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 5.48. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, LENNOX INTERNATIONAL INC seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|LII 24.16||Peers 29.13||LII 27.65||Peers 25.01|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
LII is trading at a 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.
LII is trading at a premium to its peers.
|LII 17.69||Peers 25.70||LII 1.07||Peers 0.64|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
LII is trading at a 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.
LII trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|LII 9.18||Peers 5.48||LII 16.81||Peers 94.41|
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.
LII is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, LII is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|LII 1.39||Peers 1.45||LII 5.41||Peers 10.91|
Average. 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.
LII is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
LII significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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