LEGG MASON INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. LEGG MASON INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.64 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.72% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||703.9||671.65|
|Net Income ($mil)||4.9||86.29|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1134.52||1190.12|
|Total Assets ($mil)||6755.03||6910.56|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1052.28||1196.99|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||21.59||19.81|
|Return on Assets||3.37||-4.2|
|Return on Equity||4.96||-6.1|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||114.51||121.14|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||40.03||39.3|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1229829.0||708810.0|
BUY. LEGG MASON INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 22.66 for the Capital Markets industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.74. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.30 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.10. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.
|LM 27.37||Peers 22.66||LM 12.83||Peers 11.86|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
LM is trading at a premium to 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.
LM is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|LM 15.43||Peers 17.27||LM NM||Peers 1.66|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
LM is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
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.
LM's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|LM 1.30||Peers 2.10||LM 188.78||Peers 151.71|
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.
LM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
LM is expected to have an earnings growth rate that exceeds its peers.
|LM 2.13||Peers 3.52||LM 4.30||Peers 5.43|
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.
LM 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.
LM trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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