NEXSTAR BROADCASTING GROUP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. NEXSTAR BROADCASTING GROUP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.61 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 greatly increased by 1,560.43% 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||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||221.32||146.93|
|Net Income ($mil)||20.32||10.94|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||26.89||32.11|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1865.7||1189.05|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1500.4||1088.38|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||59.48||63.56|
|Return on Assets||4.26||0.79|
|Return on Equity||87.66||172.89|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||31.62||30.89|
|Div / share||0.19||0.15|
|Book value / share||2.87||0.18|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||307106.0||256781.0|
BUY. NEXSTAR BROADCASTING GROUP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 22.16 for the Media industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.51. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 17.12 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.64. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, NEXSTAR BROADCASTING GROUP seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|NXST 19.87||Peers 22.16||NXST 8.90||Peers 19.69|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
NXST is trading at a discount to its peers.
Discount. 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.
NXST is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|NXST 11.13||Peers 17.90||NXST 0.67||Peers 0.92|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
NXST is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Discount. 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.
NXST trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|NXST 17.12||Peers 4.64||NXST 814.81||Peers 26.82|
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.
NXST 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.
NXST is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|NXST 2.00||Peers 3.26||NXST 42.33||Peers 10.61|
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.
NXST 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.
NXST has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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