LINDSAY CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. LINDSAY CORP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.29 which clearly shows the ability to cover any 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 remained unchanged 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||147.52||148.4|
|Net Income ($mil)||11.33||10.43|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||171.84||151.93|
|Total Assets ($mil)||526.55||512.3|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||29.54||28.17|
|Return on Assets||9.78||13.77|
|Return on Equity||13.46||18.53|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||12.44||12.87|
|Div / share||0.27||0.13|
|Book value / share||30.76||29.57|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||149519.0||138026.0|
BUY. LINDSAY CORP's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 18.90 for the Machinery industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.06. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.77 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.49 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.99. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is above the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, LINDSAY CORP seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|LNN 21.32||Peers 18.90||LNN 11.55||Peers 14.00|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
LNN is trading at a premium to its peers.
Discount. 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.
LNN is trading at a discount to its peers.
|LNN 18.84||Peers 16.46||LNN NA||Peers 1.18|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
LNN 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.
Ratio not available.
|LNN 2.77||Peers 2.99||LNN -26.88||Peers 854.22|
Average. 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.
LNN is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, LNN is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|LNN 1.72||Peers 1.47||LNN -10.56||Peers 3.17|
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.
LNN is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
LNN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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