US AUTO PARTS NETWORK INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 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 0.25 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 10.35% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||76.39||68.03|
|Net Income ($mil)||-0.06||0.2|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||7.98||1.43|
|Total Assets ($mil)||83.84||67.93|
|Total Debt ($mil)||18.96||10.46|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||28.12||30.43|
|Return on Assets||-8.51||-17.79|
|Return on Equity||-38.18||-57.18|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||33.95||33.41|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.57||0.65|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||64723.0||33409.0|
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 4.04 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 14.76. 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 93.06||PRTS NM||Peers 24.46|
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.
Neutral. 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's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|PRTS NM||Peers 561.08||PRTS NA||Peers 1.21|
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 4.04||Peers 14.76||PRTS 40.55||Peers -84.63|
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 0.27||Peers 3.89||PRTS 13.40||Peers 59.98|
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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