NUCOR CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. NUCOR CORP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.73 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 1.71% 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||5701.87||4940.94|
|Net Income ($mil)||245.45||147.6|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1395.95||1771.39|
|Total Assets ($mil)||15493.59||15091.78|
|Total Debt ($mil)||4441.7||4418.4|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||13.64||11.32|
|Return on Assets||4.35||3.01|
|Return on Equity||8.71||5.97|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||319.0||318.21|
|Div / share||0.37||0.37|
|Book value / share||24.25||23.9|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2072526.0||1959047.0|
BUY. NUCOR CORP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 26.86 for the Metals & Mining industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.47. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.85 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.75 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.70. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, NUCOR CORP seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|NUE 21.36||Peers 26.86||NUE 12.77||Peers 9.82|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
NUE is trading at a discount to its peers.
Premium. 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.
NUE is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|NUE 13.95||Peers 19.59||NUE 0.52||Peers 0.54|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
NUE is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. 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.
NUE trades at a valuation on par to its peers.
|NUE 1.85||Peers 1.70||NUE 47.88||Peers 11.28|
Average. 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.
NUE is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
NUE is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|NUE 0.68||Peers 2.49||NUE 12.83||Peers 958.96|
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.
NUE 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.
NUE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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