ROPER INDUSTRIES INC/DE's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased 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 1.75 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 10.33% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||867.18||834.05|
|Net Income ($mil)||155.77||147.23|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||615.49||502.89|
|Total Assets ($mil)||8974.62||8189.7|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2625.44||2315.07|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||59.97||64.34|
|Return on Assets||7.29||6.84|
|Return on Equity||13.61||12.86|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||100.13||99.79|
|Div / share||0.25||0.2|
|Book value / share||48.01||43.67|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||419765.0||403470.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 202.89 for the Industrial Conglomerates industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.61. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.59 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.85 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.46. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.
|ROP 26.63||Peers 202.89||ROP 19.47||Peers 15.90|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
ROP is trading at a significant discount 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 premium to its peers.
|ROP 23.16||Peers 20.86||ROP 3.67||Peers 2.35|
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 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 3.59||Peers 3.46||ROP 16.12||Peers -56.80|
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 4.82||Peers 2.30||ROP 6.53||Peers 0.37|
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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