PENFORD CORP'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. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. PENFORD CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.08 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 11.14% 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 ($mil)||109.09||117.43|
|Net Income ($mil)||2.96||-0.95|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.19||0.22|
|Total Assets ($mil)||239.19||224.62|
|Total Debt ($mil)||84.45||79.52|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||17.14||9.19|
|Return on Assets||3.24||1.78|
|Return on Equity||8.41||4.83|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||12.74||12.5|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||7.23||6.63|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||69674.0||83562.0|
HOLD. PENFORD CORP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 36.83 for the Chemicals industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.74. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.61 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.73. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, PENFORD CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|PENX 30.97||Peers 36.83||PENX 13.33||Peers 15.20|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
PENX is trading at a discount to 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.
PENX is trading at a discount to its peers.
|PENX NA||Peers 19.20||PENX 0.62||Peers 1.70|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
PENX 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.
PENX trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|PENX 2.61||Peers 4.73||PENX 90.62||Peers 36.61|
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.
PENX 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.
PENX is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|PENX 0.54||Peers 2.32||PENX -5.01||Peers 3.97|
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.
PENX is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
PENX significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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