TREEHOUSE FOODS 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. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. TREEHOUSE FOODS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.79 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 37.95% 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 ($mil)||795.73||567.15|
|Net Income ($mil)||19.88||22.67|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||31.3||116.33|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3946.6||2626.47|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1562.81||910.04|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||23.02||23.62|
|Return on Assets||1.99||3.4|
|Return on Equity||4.58||7.17|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||42.27||36.39|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||40.66||34.23|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||306340.0||267768.0|
BUY. TREEHOUSE FOODS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 24.93 for the Food Products industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.91. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.93 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.75 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.82. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|THS 38.73||Peers 24.93||THS 15.86||Peers 15.23|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
THS is trading at a significant premium 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.
THS is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|THS 18.77||Peers 21.05||THS 0.67||Peers 4.20|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
THS 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.
THS trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|THS 1.93||Peers 5.82||THS -15.77||Peers 18.89|
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.
THS 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, THS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|THS 1.23||Peers 1.76||THS 21.40||Peers 2.10|
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.
THS is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
THS has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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