US AUTO PARTS NETWORK INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. US AUTO PARTS NETWORK INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.24 which clearly 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 7.61% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||70.57||59.74|
|Net Income ($mil)||-2.41||-1.33|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||7.72||0.87|
|Total Assets ($mil)||82.91||69.18|
|Total Debt ($mil)||20.56||16.55|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||27.4||29.25|
|Return on Assets||-8.29||-22.59|
|Return on Equity||-36.93||-75.8|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||33.62||33.35|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.57||0.63|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||33267.0||37818.0|
SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.61 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.85 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 13.01. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, US AUTO PARTS NETWORK INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|PRTS NM||Peers 69.79||PRTS 55.99||Peers 49.33|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
PRTS's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
PRTS is trading at a premium to its peers.
|PRTS NM||Peers 496.93||PRTS NA||Peers 1.30|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
PRTS's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
Ratio not available.
|PRTS 3.61||Peers 13.01||PRTS 54.17||Peers -111.56|
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.
PRTS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
PRTS is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|PRTS 0.25||Peers 3.79||PRTS 11.28||Peers 25.40|
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.
PRTS 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.
PRTS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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