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. 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. MEDNAX INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.56 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 8.40% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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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||15.25||12.51|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||93.45||99.47|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||22.61||23.19|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||526901.0||582704.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 26.65 for the Health Care Providers & Services industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.55. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.33 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.86. 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 23.07||Peers 26.65||MD 17.38||Peers 17.39|
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.
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.
MD is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|MD 18.78||Peers 22.64||MD 1.79||Peers 1.43|
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 3.33||Peers 3.86||MD 14.18||Peers 47.99|
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.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, MD is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|MD 2.80||Peers 0.94||MD 13.27||Peers 15.15|
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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