PROCTER & GAMBLE CO's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, however the growth has outpaced the average competitor within the industry. PROCTER & GAMBLE CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.57 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 9.45% 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||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||18142.0||19641.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||2153.0||2609.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||13160.0||9752.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||130937.0||143197.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||32439.0||36365.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||53.92||53.37|
|Return on Assets||6.94||7.63|
|Return on Equity||16.76||14.86|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||2713.0||2705.96|
|Div / share||0.64||0.6|
|Book value / share||23.12||25.6|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||8011492.0||7542840.0|
BUY. PROCTER & GAMBLE CO's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 24.46 for the Household Products industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.83. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.48 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 50.82. 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 21.56||Peers 24.46||PG 14.44||Peers 15.98|
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.
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.
PG is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|PG 19.19||Peers 21.15||PG NM||Peers 1.66|
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.
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.
PG's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|PG 3.48||Peers 50.82||PG 3.03||Peers 6.59|
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 2.77||Peers 2.79||PG -3.59||Peers -2.97|
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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