CONSTELLATION BRANDS'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 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. CONSTELLATION BRANDS has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.71 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 15.84% 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 ($mil)||1356.2||1291.2|
|Net Income ($mil)||214.6||157.2|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||110.1||63.9|
|Total Assets ($mil)||15144.5||14302.1|
|Total Debt ($mil)||7348.0||7020.5|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||47.96||45.9|
|Return on Assets||5.54||13.58|
|Return on Equity||14.54||39.0|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||194.54||191.47|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||29.66||26.02|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||979488.0||1200778.0|
BUY. CONSTELLATION BRANDS's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 24.65 for the Beverages industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.83. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.01 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.97. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average.
|STZ 28.54||Peers 24.65||STZ 21.42||Peers 18.57|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
STZ is trading at a premium to its peers.
Premium. 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.
STZ is trading at a premium to its peers.
|STZ 21.54||Peers 22.75||STZ 1.75||Peers 2.74|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
STZ is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
STZ trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|STZ 4.01||Peers 6.97||STZ -57.76||Peers -16.26|
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.
STZ 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, STZ is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|STZ 3.84||Peers 4.13||STZ 23.83||Peers 1.06|
Average. 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.
STZ is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
STZ has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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