PRECISION CASTPARTS CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. PRECISION CASTPARTS CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.79 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 4.01% 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 ($mil)||2504.0||2516.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||135.0||484.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||474.0||361.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||19428.0||18586.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||4586.0||3571.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||35.14||38.2|
|Return on Assets||7.87||9.56|
|Return on Equity||14.13||15.38|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||138.59||145.09|
|Div / share||0.03||0.03|
|Book value / share||78.86||78.48|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1216925.0||1455003.0|
BUY. PRECISION CASTPARTS CORP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 20.88 for the Aerospace & Defense industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.55. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.59 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 9.00. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, PRECISION CASTPARTS CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|PCP 19.07||Peers 20.88||PCP 16.63||Peers 15.58|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
PCP is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
PCP is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|PCP 14.18||Peers 17.49||PCP 0.96||Peers 13.91|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
PCP is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
PCP trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|PCP 2.59||Peers 9.00||PCP -10.38||Peers 16.35|
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.
PCP 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, PCP is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|PCP 2.83||Peers 1.64||PCP 4.95||Peers 2.31|
Premium. 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.
PCP is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
PCP has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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