PROCTER & GAMBLE CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in net income underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the revenue growth did not. PROCTER & GAMBLE CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.55 which shows a lack of 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 decreased by 9.81% 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 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||17790.0||19596.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||521.0||2579.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||11612.0||10686.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||129495.0||144266.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||30350.0||35417.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||53.85||52.39|
|Return on Assets||5.43||8.07|
|Return on Equity||13.73||15.81|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||2714.57||2710.81|
|Div / share||0.66||0.64|
|Book value / share||22.99||25.53|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1.0132308E7||7861727.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 28.96 for the Household Products industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.38. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.13 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.58 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 39.10. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, PROCTER & GAMBLE CO proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|PG 23.59||Peers 28.96||PG 13.37||Peers 15.04|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
PG 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.
PG is trading at a discount to its peers.
|PG 16.73||Peers 20.06||PG 0.98||Peers 1.37|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
PG 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.
PG trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|PG 3.13||Peers 39.10||PG -20.78||Peers -16.85|
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.
PG 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, PG is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|PG 2.56||Peers 2.64||PG -5.26||Peers -4.15|
Average. 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.
PG is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
PG significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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