PEPCO HOLDINGS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. While sales increased, net income has remained unchanged. PEPCO HOLDINGS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.49 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 1.24% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1140.0||1117.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||53.0||53.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||47.0||205.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||16132.0||15070.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||6166.0||5674.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||26.23||27.57|
|Return on Assets||1.36||2.01|
|Return on Equity||4.9||6.68|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||253.44||251.5|
|Div / share||0.27||0.27|
|Book value / share||17.69||17.61|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1856497.0||1838673.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 16.40 for the Electric Utilities industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.03. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.32 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.67 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.53. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|POM 26.86||Peers 16.40||POM 7.66||Peers 6.18|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
POM is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Premium. 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.
POM is trading at a premium to its peers.
|POM 17.00||Peers 14.67||POM 0.76||Peers 3.78|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
POM is trading at a premium 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.
POM trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|POM 1.32||Peers 1.53||POM -26.28||Peers 53.39|
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.
POM 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, POM is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|POM 1.20||Peers 1.75||POM 1.29||Peers 3.54|
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.
POM 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.
POM significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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