PRAXAIR INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. PRAXAIR INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.92 which 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 decreased by 21.94% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2595.0||2990.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||422.0||302.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||147.0||126.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||18319.0||19802.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||9231.0||9258.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||45.05||43.51|
|Return on Assets||8.44||8.55|
|Return on Equity||35.24||30.12|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||284.85||289.26|
|Div / share||0.72||0.65|
|Book value / share||15.41||19.44|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1807845.0||1915789.0|
HOLD. PRAXAIR INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.79 for the Chemicals industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 21.13. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.85 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.51 and a premium versus the industry average of 5.85. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.
|PX 19.69||Peers 21.79||PX 11.21||Peers 15.11|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
PX is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
PX is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|PX 17.44||Peers 16.92||PX 7.03||Peers 3.20|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
PX 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.
PX trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|PX 6.85||Peers 5.85||PX -6.63||Peers -56.38|
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.
PX is trading at a premium to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
PX is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|PX 2.79||Peers 1.95||PX -12.20||Peers -7.76|
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.
PX 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.
PX significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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