LANDEC CORP'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. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. LANDEC CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.11 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 8.00% 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||144.13||126.38|
|Net Income ($mil)||3.77||6.4|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||15.7||12.99|
|Total Assets ($mil)||340.3||306.78|
|Total Debt ($mil)||49.79||35.78|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||16.87||17.2|
|Return on Assets||4.08||6.23|
|Return on Equity||6.49||9.65|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||26.9||26.78|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||7.95||7.39|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||82078.0||71560.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 32.43 for the Food Products industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.31. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.81 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.07. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, LANDEC CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|LNDC 27.73||Peers 32.43||LNDC 18.84||Peers 16.90|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
LNDC 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.
LNDC is trading at a premium to its peers.
|LNDC 16.02||Peers 22.06||LNDC NM||Peers 1.43|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
LNDC is trading at a 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.
LNDC's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|LNDC 1.81||Peers 6.07||LNDC -27.78||Peers 17.27|
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.
LNDC 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, LNDC is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|LNDC 0.73||Peers 1.82||LNDC 15.14||Peers 1.88|
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.
LNDC is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
LNDC has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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