NORTH AMERICAN PALLADIUM's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased 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. NORTH AMERICAN PALLADIUM has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.05 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||74.43||39.58|
|Net Income ($mil)||-11.29||-11.75|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||4.1||9.94|
|Total Assets ($mil)||550.8||525.8|
|Total Debt ($mil)||281.7||239.09|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||32.48||10.51|
|Return on Assets||-12.1||-8.78|
|Return on Equity||-29.72||-21.88|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||386.52||197.11|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.58||1.13|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||4144654.0||2084869.0|
SELL. 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 0.34 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.45. 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, NORTH AMERICAN PALLADIUM proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|PAL NM||Peers 24.04||PAL NM||Peers 8.53|
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.
PAL's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
PAL's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|PAL NA||Peers 20.13||PAL NA||Peers 1.18|
Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.
Ratio not available.
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.
|PAL 0.34||Peers 1.45||PAL 18.52||Peers 97.65|
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.
PAL 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, PAL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|PAL 0.35||Peers 2.25||PAL 43.63||Peers 45.51|
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.
PAL is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.
PAL is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.
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