ROYAL BANK OF CANADA'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. 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 11.90% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||11673.0||10406.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||2434.0||2067.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||188185.0||163242.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1086695.0||904714.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||160457.0||133347.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||72.88||74.89|
|Return on Assets||0.85||0.91|
|Return on Equity||16.32||16.16|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||1441.85||1442.75|
|Div / share||0.61||0.6|
|Book value / share||38.61||34.48|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1451000.0||610047.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 22.00 for the Commercial Banks industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.62 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.18. The current price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, ROYAL BANK OF CANADA seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|RY 9.93||Peers 22.00||RY 7.03||Peers 8.13|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
RY 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.
RY is trading at a discount to its peers.
|RY NA||Peers 16.47||RY NA||Peers 1.22|
Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.
Ratio not available.
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.
Ratio not available.
|RY 1.62||Peers 1.18||RY 13.56||Peers 19.51|
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.
RY is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, RY is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|RY 2.09||Peers 2.38||RY 10.51||Peers 2.27|
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.
RY is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
RY has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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