TIFFANY & CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased 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. TIFFANY & CO has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.41 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.78% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1285.26||1298.28|
|Net Income ($mil)||196.18||-103.6|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||731.46||367.04|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5180.6||4752.35|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1116.55||1003.52|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||60.81||64.26|
|Return on Assets||9.34||3.81|
|Return on Equity||16.98||6.66|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||129.35||128.31|
|Div / share||0.38||0.34|
|Book value / share||22.04||21.2|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1736144.0||1148829.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 25.41 for the Specialty Retail industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.90. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.76 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 76.51. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, TIFFANY & CO proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|TIF 22.23||Peers 25.41||TIF 17.44||Peers 17.85|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
TIF 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.
TIF is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|TIF 17.26||Peers 22.74||TIF 1.25||Peers 1.92|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
TIF 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.
TIF trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|TIF 3.76||Peers 76.51||TIF 166.42||Peers 20.46|
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.
TIF 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.
TIF is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|TIF 2.52||Peers 1.56||TIF 5.42||Peers 8.41|
Premium. 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.
TIF is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
TIF significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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