SMUCKER (JM) CO's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, however the growth has outpaced the average competitor within the industry. SMUCKER (JM) CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.68 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 remained unchanged 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1440.0||1465.5|
|Net Income ($mil)||160.9||166.7|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||111.7||168.6|
|Total Assets ($mil)||9095.6||8989.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2179.8||2029.4|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||38.97||40.14|
|Return on Assets||6.08||6.41|
|Return on Equity||10.59||11.08|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||101.76||104.54|
|Div / share||0.64||0.58|
|Book value / share||51.34||49.79|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||748371.0||565048.0|
BUY. SMUCKER (JM) CO's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 27.98 for the Food Products industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.41. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.23 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.27. The current price-to-sales ratio is above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SMUCKER (JM) CO proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SJM 21.08||Peers 27.98||SJM 14.66||Peers 16.77|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
SJM 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.
SJM is trading at a discount to its peers.
|SJM 19.81||Peers 20.49||SJM NM||Peers 2.15|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
SJM is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
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.
SJM's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|SJM 2.23||Peers 6.27||SJM -0.55||Peers -42.72|
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.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
SJM is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|SJM 2.13||Peers 1.80||SJM -4.14||Peers 2.55|
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 premium to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
SJM significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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