OFFICE DEPOT INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. OFFICE DEPOT INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.81 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 21.42% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||3833.0||3485.67|
|Net Income ($mil)||-84.0||-120.05|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1071.0||955.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||6844.0||7477.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1545.0||1584.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||25.33||24.44|
|Return on Assets||-5.17||-0.26|
|Return on Equity||-21.83||-4.5|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||545.18||530.71|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||2.97||3.89|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1.2755362E7||1.1079799E7|
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. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.11 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.82. 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 25.81||ODP 32.36||Peers 19.21|
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 15.69||Peers 22.56||ODP NA||Peers 1.71|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
ODP is trading at a discount 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.
Ratio not available.
|ODP 3.11||Peers 8.82||ODP -204.54||Peers 16.56|
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 0.31||Peers 1.55||ODP 43.17||Peers 8.45|
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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