ROPER INDUSTRIES INC/DE'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. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. ROPER INDUSTRIES INC/DE has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.94 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 12.87% 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 ($mil)||947.45||889.17|
|Net Income ($mil)||185.94||165.7|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||610.43||459.72|
|Total Assets ($mil)||8412.93||8184.98|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2214.12||2464.85|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||65.08||65.4|
|Return on Assets||7.67||6.57|
|Return on Equity||13.58||12.77|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||100.13||99.31|
|Div / share||0.2||0.17|
|Book value / share||47.49||42.42|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||414015.0||399984.0|
BUY. ROPER INDUSTRIES INC/DE's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 23.99 for the Industrial Conglomerates industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.72. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.56 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.45. 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 26.43||Peers 23.99||ROP 20.15||Peers 12.51|
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 22.86||Peers 17.48||ROP 3.76||Peers 1.47|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
ROP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Premium. 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 significant premium to its peers.
|ROP 3.56||Peers 3.45||ROP 19.18||Peers -3.84|
Average. 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.
ROP is trading at a valuation on par with 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 4.77||Peers 2.29||ROP 8.56||Peers 2.95|
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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