STANLEY BLACK & DECKER 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. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.64 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 9.60% 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 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2845.4||2982.5|
|Net Income ($mil)||265.5||145.8|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||465.4||496.6|
|Total Assets ($mil)||15308.5||15849.1|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3844.2||3847.3|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||39.35||39.02|
|Return on Assets||5.77||4.8|
|Return on Equity||15.55||13.33|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||149.73||157.13|
|Div / share||0.55||0.52|
|Book value / share||38.81||40.92|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1468425.0||1220144.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 18.15 for the Machinery industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.13. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.48 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.51 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.22. 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 16.18||Peers 18.15||SWK 12.17||Peers 11.17|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
SWK is trading at a discount to 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 14.18||Peers 16.17||SWK 4.80||Peers 4.22|
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.
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.
SWK trades at a premium to its peers.
|SWK 2.48||Peers 3.22||SWK 10.61||Peers -14.18|
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 1.29||Peers 1.35||SWK -1.48||Peers -5.74|
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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