VIPSHOP HOLDINGS LTD -ADR'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. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. VIPSHOP HOLDINGS LTD -ADR has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.94 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 77.82% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1389.37||701.93|
|Net Income ($mil)||59.29||26.59|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1360.4||1383.34|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2761.03||2067.3|
|Total Debt ($mil)||648.57||787.74|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||24.86||24.9|
|Return on Assets||6.15||3.53|
|Return on Equity||35.02||26.77|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||578.41||565.14|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.84||0.48|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||8195086.0||5856666.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 72.03 for the Internet & Catalog Retail industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.31. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 26.45 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 14.07. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, VIPSHOP HOLDINGS LTD -ADR proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|VIPS 79.25||Peers 72.03||VIPS NA||Peers 24.25|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
VIPS is trading at a premium to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|VIPS 26.11||Peers 594.07||VIPS 0.56||Peers 1.22|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
VIPS 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.
VIPS trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|VIPS 26.45||Peers 14.07||VIPS 122.22||Peers -91.94|
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.
VIPS 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.
VIPS is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|VIPS 2.88||Peers 3.64||VIPS 113.66||Peers 62.22|
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.
VIPS is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
VIPS has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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