RAVEN INDUSTRIES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, however the growth has outpaced the average competitor within the industry. RAVEN INDUSTRIES INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.44 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 21.39% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||89.87||92.64|
|Net Income ($mil)||6.19||8.28|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||52.2||53.24|
|Total Assets ($mil)||362.87||301.82|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||29.28||32.05|
|Return on Assets||8.74||14.21|
|Return on Equity||10.39||17.06|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||38.05||36.42|
|Div / share||0.13||0.12|
|Book value / share||8.02||6.9|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||184638.0||149633.0|
HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 201.89 for the Industrial Conglomerates industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.65. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.63 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.85 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.49. The current price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, RAVEN INDUSTRIES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|RAVN 24.86||Peers 201.89||RAVN 13.38||Peers 16.09|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
RAVN 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.
RAVN is trading at a discount to its peers.
|RAVN 22.72||Peers 20.77||RAVN NM||Peers 1.86|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
RAVN 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.
RAVN's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|RAVN 2.63||Peers 3.49||RAVN -27.97||Peers -56.37|
Discount. 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.
RAVN is trading at a discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
RAVN is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|RAVN 2.13||Peers 2.32||RAVN -4.19||Peers 0.47|
Average. 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.
RAVN is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
RAVN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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