SMUCKER (JM) CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. SMUCKER (JM) CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.54 which 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 greatly increased by 40.90% 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 ($mil)||1447.1||1234.3|
|Net Income ($mil)||-90.3||118.5|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||125.6||153.5|
|Total Assets ($mil)||16882.6||9072.1|
|Total Debt ($mil)||6170.9||2228.2|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||36.36||39.16|
|Return on Assets||2.04||6.23|
|Return on Equity||4.86||11.23|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||119.58||101.7|
|Div / share||0.64||0.58|
|Book value / share||59.27||49.46|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||785433.0||781227.0|
BUY. SMUCKER (JM) CO's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 29.94 for the Food Products industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.18. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.80 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.30. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average and well above the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, SMUCKER (JM) CO seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SJM 30.99||Peers 29.94||SJM 17.44||Peers 16.10|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
SJM is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. 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.
SJM is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|SJM 16.95||Peers 22.15||SJM 0.43||Peers 1.75|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
SJM is trading at a discount to its peers.
Discount. 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.
SJM trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|SJM 1.80||Peers 5.30||SJM -36.12||Peers 18.89|
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.
SJM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, SJM is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|SJM 2.25||Peers 1.70||SJM 1.46||Peers -0.72|
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.
SJM 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.
SJM has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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