NUCOR CORP'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 dropped, however the growth has outpaced the average competitor within the industry. NUCOR CORP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.95 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company managed to increase its liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged 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 ($mil)||4399.44||5108.44|
|Net Income ($mil)||67.8||111.03|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1265.86||1252.54|
|Total Assets ($mil)||14855.44||15118.01|
|Total Debt ($mil)||4426.39||4432.07|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||10.57||10.91|
|Return on Assets||4.51||3.4|
|Return on Equity||8.81||6.76|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||319.14||318.47|
|Div / share||0.37||0.37|
|Book value / share||23.85||23.87|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2266441.0||2371383.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 79.69 for the Metals & Mining industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.83. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.00 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.54. 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 22.97||Peers 79.69||NUE 8.67||Peers 8.57|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
NUE is trading at a significant 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.
NUE is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|NUE 15.17||Peers 23.24||NUE NM||Peers 5.72|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
NUE is trading at a 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.
NUE's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|NUE 2.00||Peers 1.54||NUE 29.19||Peers -54.44|
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.
NUE is trading at a significant premium to 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 0.75||Peers 2.42||NUE 4.01||Peers 20.17|
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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