STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC's gross profit margin for the third 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 0.69 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 remained unchanged 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2902.2||2758.3|
|Net Income ($mil)||236.7||166.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||486.8||469.1|
|Total Assets ($mil)||16733.8||17023.7|
|Total Debt ($mil)||4289.5||4617.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||40.07||39.94|
|Return on Assets||4.01||5.44|
|Return on Equity||9.94||8.5|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||156.65||155.22|
|Div / share||0.52||0.5|
|Book value / share||44.43||44.69|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1217439.0||975770.0|
BUY. STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 19.07 for the Machinery industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.99. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.17 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.59. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|SWK 22.27||Peers 19.07||SWK 11.88||Peers 14.38|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
SWK is trading at a premium to 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 15.55||Peers 18.20||SWK 0.32||Peers 1.32|
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 2.17||Peers 3.59||SWK 17.66||Peers 63.70|
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.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, SWK is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|SWK 1.33||Peers 1.67||SWK 5.41||Peers 11.46|
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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