SELECT COMFORT CORP'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. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. SELECT COMFORT CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.76 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 14.06% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||322.22||230.85|
|Net Income ($mil)||18.95||6.43|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||121.6||110.38|
|Total Assets ($mil)||474.19||381.77|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||63.53||64.6|
|Return on Assets||14.33||15.73|
|Return on Equity||26.45||26.67|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||52.8||54.9|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||4.87||4.1|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||893426.0||833623.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 28.49 for the Specialty Retail industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.80. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.48 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.24. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SELECT COMFORT CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SCSS 25.03||Peers 28.49||SCSS 11.53||Peers 20.12|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
SCSS is trading at a 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.
SCSS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|SCSS 18.44||Peers 23.06||SCSS 3.68||Peers 1.70|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
SCSS is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
SCSS trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|SCSS 6.48||Peers 8.24||SCSS 16.66||Peers 23.82|
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.
SCSS is trading at a discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, SCSS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|SCSS 1.44||Peers 1.49||SCSS 20.47||Peers 7.46|
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.
SCSS is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
SCSS has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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