UNITED CONTINENTAL HLDGS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. UNITED CONTINENTAL HLDGS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.45 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 decreased by 19.70% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||9313.0||9329.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||28.0||140.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||4428.0||5152.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||37353.0||36812.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||12115.0||12409.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||25.8||22.76|
|Return on Assets||3.03||1.55|
|Return on Equity||47.24||19.13|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||374.53||362.28|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||6.4||8.24|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||5368759.0||6855976.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 30.44 for the Airlines industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.72. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 10.96 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 8.05. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, UNITED CONTINENTAL HLDGS INC seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|UAL 25.12||Peers 30.44||UAL 9.97||Peers 10.18|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
UAL 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.
UAL is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|UAL 6.52||Peers 12.70||UAL 0.09||Peers 0.21|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
UAL is trading at a significant discount 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.
UAL trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|UAL 10.96||Peers 8.05||UAL 114.61||Peers 45.70|
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.
UAL 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.
UAL is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|UAL 0.67||Peers 1.29||UAL 1.62||Peers 16.15|
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.
UAL 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.
UAL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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