LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC'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. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 4.24 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 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 ($mil)||602.49||520.99|
|Net Income ($mil)||110.85||109.69|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||664.48||698.65|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1296.21||1249.69|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||54.22||55.88|
|Return on Assets||18.44||22.36|
|Return on Equity||21.93||25.49|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||141.95||145.3|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||7.68||7.55|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1849924.0||3072640.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 31.68 for the Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.38. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 8.29 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 6.38. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|LULU 38.34||Peers 31.68||LULU 28.73||Peers 30.08|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
LULU 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.
LULU is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|LULU 27.67||Peers 27.80||LULU 2.55||Peers 1.73|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
LULU is trading at a premium to its peers.
Premium. 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.
LULU trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|LULU 8.29||Peers 6.38||LULU -13.09||Peers 19.52|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
LULU is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, LULU is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|LULU 5.03||Peers 2.79||LULU 12.94||Peers 10.60|
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.
LULU is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
LULU has a sales growth rate that exceeds its peers.
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