PLATINUM UNDERWRITERS HLDG's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||150.18||154.17|
|Net Income ($mil)||29.13||38.29|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1541.31||1680.65|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3686.16||4009.26|
|Total Debt ($mil)||250.0||250.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||26.53||39.35|
|Return on Assets||4.81||7.38|
|Return on Equity||10.47||17.43|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||24.83||27.91|
|Div / share||0.08||0.08|
|Book value / share||68.34||60.87|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||243152.0||154391.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 14.76 for the Insurance industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.99. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.07 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.55. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, PLATINUM UNDERWRITERS HLDG proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|PTP 11.37||Peers 14.76||PTP NM||Peers 14.49|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
PTP is trading at a discount to its peers.
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.
PTP's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|PTP 16.27||Peers 15.59||PTP NM||Peers 1.56|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
PTP is trading at a discount to its peers.
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.
PTP's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|PTP 1.07||Peers 1.55||PTP -30.23||Peers 90.71|
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.
PTP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, PTP is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|PTP 3.01||Peers 1.23||PTP -9.79||Peers 13.02|
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.
PTP is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
PTP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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