U S SILICA HOLDINGS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased 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. U S SILICA HOLDINGS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.17 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 30.56% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||249.59||149.47|
|Net Income ($mil)||33.24||16.45|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||342.42||153.24|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1238.15||863.46|
|Total Debt ($mil)||502.3||371.45|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||36.82||31.18|
|Return on Assets||9.81||8.71|
|Return on Equity||30.09||24.33|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||53.9||53.49|
|Div / share||0.13||0.13|
|Book value / share||7.49||5.78|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3391418.0||3304800.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 16.56 for the Energy Equipment & Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.10 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.74. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is above the industry average, indicating a premium.
|SLCA 13.71||Peers 16.56||SLCA NA||Peers 8.60|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
SLCA is trading at a discount to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|SLCA 15.06||Peers 23.00||SLCA NM||Peers 1.90|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
SLCA is trading at a discount to 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.
SLCA's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|SLCA 4.10||Peers 2.74||SLCA 58.86||Peers 3.78|
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.
SLCA is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
SLCA is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|SLCA 1.89||Peers 1.55||SLCA 60.57||Peers 10.51|
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.
SLCA is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
SLCA has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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