POLYPORE INTERNATIONAL INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 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. POLYPORE INTERNATIONAL INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.33 which shows that technically this company has the 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 increased by 17.20% 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||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||166.62||168.9|
|Net Income ($mil)||-4.89||15.44|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||37.24||32.26|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1413.91||1546.02|
|Total Debt ($mil)||519.0||704.2|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||43.55||44.35|
|Return on Assets||4.29||3.63|
|Return on Equity||3.08||8.45|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||44.9||44.82|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||13.81||11.81|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||277412.0||488104.0|
HOLD. POLYPORE INTERNATIONAL INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 20.61 for the Electrical Equipment industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.06. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.85 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.49 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.43. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, POLYPORE INTERNATIONAL INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|PPO 93.83||Peers 20.61||PPO 13.67||Peers 22.09|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
PPO 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.
PPO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|PPO 19.71||Peers 18.15||PPO 0.99||Peers 0.87|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
PPO is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Premium. 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.
PPO trades at a premium to its peers.
|PPO 2.85||Peers 3.43||PPO -55.79||Peers 145.91|
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.
PPO 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, PPO is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|PPO 2.73||Peers 2.20||PPO 1.68||Peers 8.45|
Premium. 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.
PPO is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
PPO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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