TIME WARNER CABLE 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. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. TIME WARNER CABLE INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.33 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 14.74% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||5777.0||5582.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||458.0||479.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||547.0||1557.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||48330.0||49153.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||23286.0||25854.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||34.55||35.47|
|Return on Assets||4.15||4.13|
|Return on Equity||24.69||28.64|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||282.4||278.6|
|Div / share||1.5||0.75|
|Book value / share||28.82||25.46|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||4128292.0||2354619.0|
BUY. TIME WARNER CABLE INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 22.26 for the Media industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.31. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.29 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.98. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.
|TWC 25.66||Peers 22.26||TWC 7.90||Peers 40.98|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
TWC is trading at a premium 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.
TWC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|TWC 21.22||Peers 20.83||TWC 21.75||Peers 1.86|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
TWC is trading at a premium to 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.
TWC trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|TWC 6.29||Peers 7.98||TWC -0.15||Peers 30.09|
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.
TWC is trading at a discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, TWC is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|TWC 2.22||Peers 3.58||TWC 3.50||Peers 4.85|
Discount. 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.
TWC is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
TWC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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