MDC PARTNERS INC's gross profit margin for the third 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. MDC PARTNERS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.65 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 73.76% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||326.89||288.67|
|Net Income ($mil)||-4.92||-21.2|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||48.89||63.31|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1707.33||1365.69|
|Total Debt ($mil)||743.8||551.27|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||33.77||34.46|
|Return on Assets||-5.36||-5.79|
|Return on Equity||0.0||0.0|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||49.65||47.2|
|Div / share||0.19||0.11|
|Book value / share||-7.73||-4.68|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||177889.0||251375.0|
SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. Along with this, the price-to-book ratio is also meaningless due to a negative book value for the company, making any comparisons useless. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|MDCA NM||Peers 32.57||MDCA NM||Peers 39.60|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
MDCA's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
MDCA's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|MDCA 30.36||Peers 22.48||MDCA NA||Peers 0.79|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
MDCA 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.
|MDCA NM||Peers 6.15||MDCA -33.41||Peers 64.45|
Neutral. 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.
MDCA's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, MDCA is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|MDCA 0.98||Peers 4.28||MDCA 9.67||Peers 12.49|
Discount. 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.
MDCA is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
MDCA trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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