PRICE (T. ROWE) GROUP'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. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1027.0||954.6|
|Net Income ($mil)||309.5||304.3|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1810.4||1739.3|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5962.0||5462.9|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||49.36||49.88|
|Return on Assets||20.71||20.32|
|Return on Equity||24.68||22.03|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||260.58||262.84|
|Div / share||0.52||0.44|
|Book value / share||19.2||19.16|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1309324.0||1358345.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.61 for the Capital Markets industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.83. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.26 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 2.34. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.
|TROW 17.91||Peers 21.61||TROW 15.77||Peers 18.87|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
TROW 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.
TROW is trading at a discount to its peers.
|TROW 15.27||Peers 15.72||TROW 2.47||Peers 2.16|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
TROW 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.
TROW trades at a premium to its peers.
|TROW 4.26||Peers 2.34||TROW 11.21||Peers 23.07|
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.
TROW 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, TROW is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|TROW 5.25||Peers 3.65||TROW 11.90||Peers 4.07|
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.
TROW is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
TROW has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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