SIMPSON MANUFACTURING INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. SIMPSON MANUFACTURING INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.84 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. SSD managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 1.57% 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 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||184.76||166.63|
|Net Income ($mil)||14.73||10.38|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||258.83||260.31|
|Total Assets ($mil)||961.31||973.07|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.02|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||47.58||47.18|
|Return on Assets||7.06||6.52|
|Return on Equity||7.98||7.35|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||48.28||48.97|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||17.6||17.63|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||155741.0||170461.0|
BUY. SIMPSON MANUFACTURING INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 27.51 for the Building Products industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 21.13. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.79 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.51 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 53.77. 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, SIMPSON MANUFACTURING INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SSD 23.01||Peers 27.51||SSD NA||Peers 15.79|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
SSD 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.
|SSD NA||Peers 20.17||SSD 1.59||Peers 0.99|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
SSD is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
SSD trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|SSD 1.79||Peers 53.77||SSD 5.38||Peers 8.98|
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.
SSD 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, SSD is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|SSD 1.92||Peers 1.52||SSD 5.57||Peers 17.65|
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.
SSD is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
SSD significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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