ROPER INDUSTRIES INC/DE's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. ROPER INDUSTRIES INC/DE has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.81 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 14.40% 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||885.12||836.71|
|Net Income ($mil)||155.51||136.32|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||564.11||459.98|
|Total Assets ($mil)||8510.27||8245.58|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2369.55||2605.86|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||64.91||64.48|
|Return on Assets||7.35||6.25|
|Return on Equity||13.46||12.7|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||102.11||99.31|
|Div / share||0.2||0.17|
|Book value / share||45.52||40.91|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||392249.0||351217.0|
BUY. ROPER INDUSTRIES INC/DE's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 20.45 for the Industrial Conglomerates industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.99. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.46 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.05. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, ROPER INDUSTRIES INC/DE proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|ROP 25.38||Peers 20.45||ROP 19.58||Peers 12.52|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
ROP is trading at a premium to its peers.
Premium. 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.
ROP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|ROP 22.71||Peers 23.04||ROP 1.38||Peers 1.52|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
ROP is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
ROP trades at a valuation on par to its peers.
|ROP 3.46||Peers 3.05||ROP 20.34||Peers 12.16|
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.
ROP is trading at a premium to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
ROP is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|ROP 4.61||Peers 2.28||ROP 9.43||Peers 2.60|
Premium. 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.
ROP is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
ROP has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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