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Quality Distribution Inc
QLTY : NASDAQ : Services
$15.52 -0.05 | -0.32%
Today's Range: 15.49 - 15.64
Avg. Daily Volume: 522,900
06/30/15 - 1:46 PM ET

Financial Analysis


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 ($mil)230.45234.49
EBITDA ($mil)15.5617.09
EBIT ($mil)10.2711.59
Net Income ($mil)2.523.07


Balance Sheet Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)6.421.86
Total Assets ($mil)417.86443.15
Total Debt ($mil)331.38382.68
Equity ($mil)-26.94-51.25


Profitability Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Gross Profit Margin10.2910.38
EBITDA Margin6.757.28
Operating Margin4.464.94
Sales Turnover2.362.11
Return on Assets4.8-10.85
Return on Equity0.00.0
Debt Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Current Ratio2.352.28
Debt/Capital1.091.15
Interest Expense6.097.36
Interest Coverage1.691.57


Share Data Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)28.0827.4
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.090.11
Book value / share-0.96-1.87
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume513956.0186503.0

Valuation


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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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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