MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMD's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly, underperforming compared to the average company in its industry. MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMD is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.26 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. MSO 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 11.44% 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||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||18.24||37.22|
|Net Income ($mil)||-2.73||1.77|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||49.21||61.69|
|Total Assets ($mil)||104.9||140.85|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||61.38||58.9|
|Return on Assets||-9.09||1.3|
|Return on Equity||-15.0||2.56|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||57.46||57.07|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||1.11||1.26|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||275652.0||465602.0|
HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.40 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.58 and a premium versus the industry average of 4.59. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMD proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|MSO NM||Peers 21.57||MSO NM||Peers 16.26|
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.
MSO'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.
MSO's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|MSO 29.90||Peers 24.25||MSO NA||Peers 0.88|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
MSO 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.
|MSO 5.40||Peers 4.59||MSO -525.00||Peers -15.57|
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.
MSO is trading at a premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, MSO is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|MSO 3.23||Peers 3.28||MSO -29.94||Peers 13.14|
Average. 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.
MSO is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
MSO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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