PRICE (T. ROWE) GROUP'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 managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 11.97% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1022.4||929.8|
|Net Income ($mil)||315.9||287.7|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1506.1||1398.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5644.4||5033.1|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||49.72||50.04|
|Return on Assets||21.78||20.81|
|Return on Equity||22.79||21.74|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||261.11||262.07|
|Div / share||0.44||0.38|
|Book value / share||20.66||18.38|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1346069.0||1475379.0|
BUY. PRICE (T. ROWE) GROUP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.10 for the Capital Markets industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.72. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.01 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 2.47. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.
|TROW 18.20||Peers 21.10||TROW 16.75||Peers 22.65|
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 significant discount to its peers.
|TROW 15.34||Peers 15.39||TROW 2.67||Peers 3.07|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
TROW is trading at a premium 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.
TROW trades at a discount to its peers.
|TROW 4.01||Peers 2.47||TROW 16.96||Peers 5.20|
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.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
TROW is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|TROW 5.43||Peers 3.78||TROW 14.29||Peers 1.56|
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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