MEDNAX INC'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. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 8.36% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||639.4||566.34|
|Net Income ($mil)||68.71||63.66|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||56.99||27.5|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3646.31||3099.14|
|Total Debt ($mil)||897.16||248.21|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||30.71||30.53|
|Return on Assets||8.83||9.31|
|Return on Equity||15.24||12.51|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||96.03||99.47|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||22.01||23.19|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||542564.0||623548.0|
BUY. MEDNAX INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 26.90 for the Health Care Providers & Services industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.38. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.22 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.82. 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, MEDNAX INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|MD 21.71||Peers 26.90||MD NA||Peers 13.62|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
MD is trading at a discount to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|MD 18.01||Peers 19.15||MD 1.92||Peers 1.39|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
MD is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
MD trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|MD 3.22||Peers 3.82||MD 14.18||Peers -17.75|
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.
MD is trading at a discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
MD is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|MD 2.71||Peers 0.89||MD 13.27||Peers 14.80|
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.
MD is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
MD trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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