US CELLULAR CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. US CELLULAR CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.06 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||957.77||995.13|
|Net Income ($mil)||-18.79||143.39|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||444.09||577.77|
|Total Assets ($mil)||6298.97||6329.78|
|Total Debt ($mil)||876.76||879.22|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||52.06||58.87|
|Return on Assets||-0.12||2.27|
|Return on Equity||-0.22||4.25|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||84.31||83.88|
|Div / share||0.0||5.75|
|Book value / share||40.25||40.36|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||130616.0||92483.0|
SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.87 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.61 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.20. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, US CELLULAR CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|USM NM||Peers 16.51||USM 55.75||Peers 6.84|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
USM's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Premium. 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.
USM is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|USM NM||Peers 17.46||USM NA||Peers 2.97|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
USM's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
Ratio not available.
|USM 0.87||Peers 4.20||USM -105.29||Peers 75.77|
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.
USM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, USM is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|USM 0.80||Peers 1.86||USM -14.01||Peers 15.21|
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.
USM 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.
USM significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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