LENNOX INTERNATIONAL 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. LENNOX INTERNATIONAL INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.63 which shows a lack of 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 significantly decreased by 103.42% 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 ($mil)||685.8||695.4|
|Net Income ($mil)||13.9||19.9|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||36.7||39.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1879.5||1787.7|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1085.8||564.2|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||26.03||26.33|
|Return on Assets||10.63||10.27|
|Return on Equity||0.0||37.48|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||44.99||49.14|
|Div / share||0.3||0.24|
|Book value / share||-0.37||9.99|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||438172.0||442515.0|
HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 54.19 for the Building Products industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.65. 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 below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, LENNOX INTERNATIONAL INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|LII 25.60||Peers 54.19||LII 27.03||Peers 21.43|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
LII 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.
LII is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|LII 16.63||Peers 24.51||LII 1.01||Peers 1.35|
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.
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.
LII trades at a discount to its peers.
|LII NM||Peers 6.91||LII 15.10||Peers 140.84|
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.
LII's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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 1.44||Peers 1.68||LII 4.08||Peers 36.60|
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.
LII is trading at a discount to 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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