MEDIA GENERAL 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. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. MEDIA GENERAL INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.28 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. MEG managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 103.41% 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 ($mil)||216.71||109.99|
|Net Income ($mil)||27.94||-5.16|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||163.82||71.62|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4742.77||1921.37|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2427.63||918.31|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||69.64||67.44|
|Return on Assets||1.12||0.0|
|Return on Equity||3.56||0.0|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||88.76||88.52|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||16.89||8.33|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||823183.0||583891.0|
SELL. MEDIA GENERAL INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.59 for the Media industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.94 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.42. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.
|MEG 27.52||Peers 21.59||MEG NA||Peers 40.80|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
MEG is trading at a significant premium 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.
|MEG 10.30||Peers 31.34||MEG 2.00||Peers 0.96|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
MEG is trading at a discount 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.
MEG trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|MEG 0.94||Peers 6.42||MEG 680.00||Peers 57.59|
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.
MEG is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
MEG is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|MEG 2.10||Peers 4.25||MEG 513.66||Peers 10.23|
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.
MEG is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
MEG has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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