OFFICE DEPOT INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. OFFICE DEPOT INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.83 which shows a lack of 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 83.21% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||4069.0||2619.45|
|Net Income ($mil)||30.0||160.9|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||965.0||724.74|
|Total Assets ($mil)||6780.0||3651.77|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1554.0||495.18|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||26.17||26.04|
|Return on Assets||-5.75||2.53|
|Return on Equity||-23.32||3.52|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||538.62||289.08|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||3.3||3.36|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1.4023113E7||9839164.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.82 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.84. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, OFFICE DEPOT INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|ODP NM||Peers 27.67||ODP 33.48||Peers 18.61|
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.
ODP's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
ODP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|ODP 15.90||Peers 21.34||ODP NA||Peers 1.79|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
ODP 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.
Ratio not available.
|ODP 2.82||Peers 8.84||ODP -1533.33||Peers 29.19|
Discount. 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.
ODP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, ODP is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|ODP 0.32||Peers 1.53||ODP 51.73||Peers 8.34|
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.
ODP 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.
ODP has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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