NUCOR CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. NUCOR CORP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.06 which clearly shows the ability to cover any 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. 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 ($mil)||4357.61||5291.08|
|Net Income ($mil)||124.76||147.04|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1688.73||1167.56|
|Total Assets ($mil)||15068.18||15310.89|
|Total Debt ($mil)||4411.56||4446.81|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||12.88||11.31|
|Return on Assets||4.3||3.76|
|Return on Equity||8.46||7.5|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||319.14||318.84|
|Div / share||0.37||0.37|
|Book value / share||24.0||24.09|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1877681.0||2598841.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 53.83 for the Metals & Mining industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 21.18. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.81 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.26. 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 21.64||Peers 53.83||NUE 6.63||Peers 6.99|
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 14.45||Peers 29.40||NUE NM||Peers 6.18|
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.
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 1.81||Peers 1.26||NUE 11.66||Peers -69.80|
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 0.71||Peers 1.85||NUE -3.82||Peers 16.85|
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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