STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC's gross profit margin for the second 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. STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.60 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 18.01% 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||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2866.9||2860.1|
|Net Income ($mil)||227.2||216.5|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||391.9||515.7|
|Total Assets ($mil)||15998.8||16958.8|
|Total Debt ($mil)||4263.7||4333.3|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||40.43||40.67|
|Return on Assets||4.82||3.54|
|Return on Equity||15.0||8.91|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||153.24||156.28|
|Div / share||0.52||0.5|
|Book value / share||37.75||45.14|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1134383.0||1097827.0|
BUY. STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 19.81 for the Machinery industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.51. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.77 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.53. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SWK 18.94||Peers 19.81||SWK 14.58||Peers 13.27|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
SWK is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. 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.
SWK is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|SWK 15.96||Peers 17.37||SWK 2.37||Peers 4.32|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
SWK 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.
SWK trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|SWK 2.77||Peers 3.53||SWK 39.39||Peers 2.49|
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.
SWK is trading at a discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
SWK is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|SWK 1.41||Peers 1.55||SWK 2.94||Peers 0.56|
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.
SWK 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.
SWK has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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