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Quality Distribution Inc
QLTY : NASDAQ : Services
$10.27 | %
Today's Range: 10.10 - 10.49
Avg. Daily Volume: 147,100
04/24/15 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


QUALITY DISTRIBUTION INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. QUALITY DISTRIBUTION INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.80 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company managed to increase its liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 43.65% 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 Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)243.18225.42
EBITDA ($mil)15.4614.0
EBIT ($mil)10.027.62
Net Income ($mil)2.62-22.8


Balance Sheet Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1.361.96
Total Assets ($mil)427.78427.25
Total Debt ($mil)351.3383.31
Equity ($mil)-31.69-56.25


Profitability Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Gross Profit Margin9.949.57
EBITDA Margin6.356.21
Operating Margin4.123.38
Sales Turnover2.322.18
Return on Assets4.82-9.83
Return on Equity0.00.0
Debt Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Current Ratio2.492.14
Debt/Capital1.11.17
Interest Expense6.487.37
Interest Coverage1.551.03


Share Data Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)28.0327.2
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.09-0.85
Book value / share-1.13-2.07
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume160985.0225383.0

Valuation


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 19.97 for the Road & Rail industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.57. 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. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, QUALITY DISTRIBUTION INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
QLTY 13.99 Peers 19.97   QLTY 8.49 Peers 11.78

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

QLTY is trading at a significant discount 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 significant 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 10.26 Peers 20.60   QLTY 1.48 Peers 1.48

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

QLTY is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
QLTY NM Peers 4.14   QLTY 146.54 Peers 81.10

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 0.29 Peers 3.31   QLTY 6.66 Peers 9.59

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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