STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC'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. STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.67 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 decreased by 5.44% 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 ($mil)||2982.5||2880.6|
|Net Income ($mil)||145.8||56.1|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||496.6||496.2|
|Total Assets ($mil)||15849.1||16535.1|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3847.3||4202.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||39.02||39.87|
|Return on Assets||4.8||2.96|
|Return on Equity||13.33||7.64|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||157.13||155.48|
|Div / share||0.52||0.5|
|Book value / share||40.92||43.73|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1218728.0||1174647.0|
BUY. STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 19.08 for the Machinery industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.41 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.87. 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 18.37||Peers 19.08||SWK 11.96||Peers 15.02|
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.
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.
SWK is trading at a discount to its peers.
|SWK 14.79||Peers 20.60||SWK 2.60||Peers 5.03|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
SWK is trading at a discount to 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 2.41||Peers 3.87||SWK 63.71||Peers 36.39|
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 significant 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 1.37||Peers 1.69||SWK 4.12||Peers 6.33|
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.
SWK 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.
SWK significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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