RITE AID CORP'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. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. RITE AID CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.20 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 107.46% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||6647.56||6465.53|
|Net Income ($mil)||18.84||41.45|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1922.13||166.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||10529.77||6946.52|
|Total Debt ($mil)||7234.87||5704.39|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||29.62||29.48|
|Return on Assets||19.81||2.89|
|Return on Equity||1366.16||0.0|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||1014.83||978.04|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.15||-2.09|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1.9388172E7||2.3841048E7|
HOLD. RITE AID CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 21.13 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.51. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 55.92 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.22. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, RITE AID CORP seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|RAD 4.12||Peers 21.13||RAD 10.87||Peers 12.17|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
RAD 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.
RAD is trading at a discount to its peers.
|RAD 27.13||Peers 20.34||RAD NM||Peers 0.99|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
RAD is trading at a significant premium 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.
RAD's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|RAD 55.92||Peers 4.22||RAD 1100.00||Peers 23.85|
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.
RAD is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
RAD is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|RAD 0.32||Peers 0.62||RAD 3.93||Peers 7.93|
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.
RAD 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.
RAD significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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