PIKE CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. PIKE CORP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.08 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. PIKE managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.97% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||198.91||200.19|
|Net Income ($mil)||4.22||0.62|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.99||2.58|
|Total Assets ($mil)||616.15||623.77|
|Total Debt ($mil)||197.0||221.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||18.26||18.03|
|Return on Assets||2.21||5.8|
|Return on Equity||5.28||14.96|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||31.94||31.72|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||8.1||7.62|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||674794.0||161251.0|
HOLD. PIKE CORP's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 20.64 for the Construction & Engineering industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.06. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.46 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.49 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.78. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|PIKE 27.58||Peers 20.64||PIKE 7.75||Peers 14.51|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
PIKE is trading at a significant premium 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.
PIKE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|PIKE NA||Peers 21.67||PIKE 0.43||Peers 3.64|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
PIKE 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.
PIKE trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|PIKE 1.46||Peers 1.78||PIKE -58.26||Peers 33.51|
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.
PIKE is trading at a discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, PIKE is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|PIKE 0.47||Peers 0.52||PIKE -11.76||Peers 11.50|
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.
PIKE 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.
PIKE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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