TJX COMPANIES INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. TJX COMPANIES INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.69 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||6865.64||6491.18|
|Net Income ($mil)||474.6||454.32|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||2588.79||2319.18|
|Total Assets ($mil)||11365.95||10429.94|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1623.91||1274.25|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||30.5||30.15|
|Return on Assets||19.66||20.5|
|Return on Equity||52.1||49.93|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||680.39||700.31|
|Div / share||0.18||0.15|
|Book value / share||6.31||6.12|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2970747.0||3320935.0|
BUY. TJX COMPANIES INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 25.16 for the Specialty Retail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.31. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 10.69 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 8.55. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average.
|TJX 21.07||Peers 25.16||TJX 15.41||Peers 15.55|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
TJX 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.
TJX is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|TJX 18.22||Peers 20.59||TJX 4.92||Peers 2.02|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
TJX 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.
TJX trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|TJX 10.69||Peers 8.55||TJX 7.74||Peers 24.07|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
TJX is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, TJX is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|TJX 1.56||Peers 1.49||TJX 6.23||Peers 9.01|
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.
TJX is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
TJX significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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