SEARS HOLDINGS CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. SEARS HOLDINGS CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.12 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 1,183.33% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||5750.0||7207.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||-454.0||-548.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||294.0||326.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||12769.0||15169.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3045.0||4940.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||21.95||22.21|
|Return on Assets||-5.54||-12.4|
|Return on Equity||0.0||-1567.5|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||106.7||106.5|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-12.18||1.13|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||713295.0||664823.0|
SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Along with this, the price-to-book ratio is also meaningless due to a negative book value for the company, making any comparisons useless. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|SHLD NM||Peers 22.64||SHLD NM||Peers 11.86|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
SHLD's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
SHLD's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|SHLD NM||Peers 17.65||SHLD NA||Peers 0.98|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
SHLD's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
|SHLD NM||Peers 3.52||SHLD 61.76||Peers 9.59|
Neutral. 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.
SHLD's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
SHLD is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|SHLD 0.06||Peers 0.75||SHLD -23.01||Peers 11.01|
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.
SHLD is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
SHLD significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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