PG&E CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. PG&E CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.62 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.92% 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.
STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. To learn more visit www.TheStreetRatings.com.
|Income Statement||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||4550.0||4939.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||310.0||814.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||441.0||438.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||61989.0||57884.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||16426.0||14981.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||30.46||35.45|
|Return on Assets||1.42||2.42|
|Return on Equity||5.17||8.67|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||490.18||474.53|
|Div / share||0.46||0.46|
|Book value / share||34.31||33.78|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2702614.0||3570411.0|
BUY. PG&E CORP's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.13 for the Multi-Utilities industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.88. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.57 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.48 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.30. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|PCG 30.03||Peers 21.13||PCG 7.17||Peers 7.57|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
PCG is trading at a significant premium 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.
PCG is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|PCG 14.37||Peers 17.09||PCG NM||Peers 2.16|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
PCG 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.
PCG's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|PCG 1.57||Peers 2.30||PCG -39.53||Peers 1.40|
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.
PCG 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, PCG is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|PCG 1.55||Peers 2.29||PCG 1.29||Peers -2.96|
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.
PCG 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.
PCG has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
Check Out Our Best Services for Investors
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Model portfolio
- Stocks trading below $10
- Intraday trade alerts
More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.