PRICESMART INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. PRICESMART INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.35 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, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 11.08% 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 ($mil)||656.02||605.6|
|Net Income ($mil)||20.65||21.43|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||123.59||80.33|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1037.13||880.56|
|Total Debt ($mil)||113.38||76.28|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||17.8||16.93|
|Return on Assets||8.88||9.73|
|Return on Equity||16.41||16.96|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||30.21||30.23|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||18.57||16.71|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||147722.0||134329.0|
BUY. PRICESMART INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 25.02 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.33 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.86. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, PRICESMART INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|PSMT 26.43||Peers 25.02||PSMT 15.07||Peers 14.37|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
PSMT is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. 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.
PSMT is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|PSMT 22.63||Peers 20.74||PSMT 3.25||Peers 1.29|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
PSMT is trading at a 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.
PSMT trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|PSMT 4.33||Peers 3.86||PSMT 7.42||Peers 11.37|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
PSMT is trading at a premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, PSMT is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|PSMT 0.95||Peers 0.67||PSMT 8.34||Peers 5.84|
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.
PSMT is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
PSMT has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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