LINDSAY CORP'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. LINDSAY CORP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.08 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 9.45% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||134.85||147.67|
|Net Income ($mil)||7.57||10.23|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||139.29||151.8|
|Total Assets ($mil)||490.08||521.7|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||30.15||29.7|
|Return on Assets||9.96||12.66|
|Return on Equity||13.84||16.95|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||12.1||12.92|
|Div / share||0.27||0.13|
|Book value / share||29.17||30.16|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||123444.0||147971.0|
BUY. LINDSAY CORP's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 18.64 for the Machinery industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.47. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.93 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.75 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.52. 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 22.33||Peers 18.64||LNN 11.57||Peers 14.19|
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 20.68||Peers 17.87||LNN NM||Peers 1.04|
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.
LNN's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|LNN 2.93||Peers 3.52||LNN -25.05||Peers 65.67|
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.
LNN is trading at a discount to 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 1.71||Peers 1.64||LNN -12.45||Peers 11.45|
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.
LNN 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.
LNN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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