TJX COMPANIES 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 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year.
STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. To learn more visit www.TheStreetRatings.com.
|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||8303.95||7808.79|
|Net Income ($mil)||648.23||582.29|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||2776.4||2444.45|
|Total Assets ($mil)||11067.6||10201.02|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1623.9||1274.22|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||30.06||29.45|
|Return on Assets||20.01||20.95|
|Return on Equity||51.94||50.53|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||688.9||705.02|
|Div / share||0.18||0.15|
|Book value / share||6.19||6.0|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3300985.0||4217337.0|
BUY. TJX COMPANIES INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 27.67 for the Specialty Retail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 11.00 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 8.84. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average.
|TJX 21.61||Peers 27.67||TJX 15.59||Peers 18.61|
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.
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.
TJX is trading at a discount to its peers.
|TJX 18.40||Peers 21.34||TJX 1.79||Peers 1.79|
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.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|TJX 11.00||Peers 8.84||TJX 6.77||Peers 29.19|
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 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 1.61||Peers 1.53||TJX 6.03||Peers 8.34|
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
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV