QUALITY DISTRIBUTION INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. QUALITY DISTRIBUTION INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.68 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 47.42% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||230.45||234.49|
|Net Income ($mil)||2.52||3.07|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||6.42||1.86|
|Total Assets ($mil)||417.86||443.15|
|Total Debt ($mil)||331.38||382.68|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||10.29||10.38|
|Return on Assets||4.8||-10.85|
|Return on Equity||0.0||0.0|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||28.08||27.4|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-0.96||-1.87|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||513956.0||186503.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 18.15 for the Road & Rail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.55. Normally, for additional comaprison, we would look at the price-to-book ratio; however, this company's price-to-book ratio is negative making the value useless for comparisons. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|QLTY 21.72||Peers 18.15||QLTY 7.67||Peers 10.04|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
QLTY is trading at a premium to 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.
QLTY is trading at a discount to its peers.
|QLTY 15.24||Peers 20.13||QLTY 1.46||Peers 2.67|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
QLTY is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Discount. 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.
QLTY trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|QLTY NM||Peers 3.75||QLTY 139.56||Peers 30.52|
Neutral. 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.
QLTY's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
QLTY is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|QLTY 0.44||Peers 2.93||QLTY 5.65||Peers 9.10|
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.
QLTY 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.
QLTY significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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