PG&E CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. PG&E CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.63 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 increased by 6.85% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||3899.0||3891.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||34.0||230.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||443.0||407.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||60547.0||55987.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||15907.0||14895.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||32.98||27.29|
|Return on Assets||2.07||1.45|
|Return on Equity||7.77||5.37|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||479.49||464.26|
|Div / share||0.46||0.46|
|Book value / share||33.27||32.16|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2902325.0||3197174.0|
BUY. PG&E CORP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 19.40 for the Multi-Utilities industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.55. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.49 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.28. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, PG&E CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|PCG 19.00||Peers 19.40||PCG 5.96||Peers 7.82|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
PCG is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
PCG is trading at a discount to its peers.
|PCG 13.23||Peers 16.22||PCG 1.08||Peers 1.48|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
PCG is trading at a discount to 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.
PCG trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|PCG 1.49||Peers 2.28||PCG 46.62||Peers -2.28|
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.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
PCG is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|PCG 1.39||Peers 2.14||PCG 8.09||Peers -3.57|
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.
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