SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACTIVE'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 during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACTIVE has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.30 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 34.13% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||669.15||654.4|
|Net Income ($mil)||131.85||108.52|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||878.16||686.37|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4667.63||4438.45|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2379.41||1384.49|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||70.62||71.17|
|Return on Assets||11.68||11.37|
|Return on Equity||39.44||24.06|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||132.11||146.21|
|Div / share||0.2||0.15|
|Book value / share||10.46||14.36|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||987992.0||1059981.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.49 for the Media industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.44. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.62 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a premium versus the industry average of 6.60. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACTIVE seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SNI 18.09||Peers 21.49||SNI 11.77||Peers 53.74|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
SNI 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.
SNI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|SNI 14.27||Peers 35.46||SNI 1.41||Peers 0.98|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
SNI is trading at a significant discount to 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.
SNI trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|SNI 6.62||Peers 6.60||SNI 12.64||Peers 58.58|
Average. 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.
SNI is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, SNI is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|SNI 3.43||Peers 4.07||SNI 5.32||Peers 9.07|
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.
SNI is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
SNI significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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