VISIONCHINA MEDIA INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. VISIONCHINA MEDIA INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.26 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, indicating improving cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 39.05% 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||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||29.65||28.52|
|Net Income ($mil)||-2.87||-3.7|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||18.7||51.01|
|Total Assets ($mil)||123.15||150.69|
|Total Debt ($mil)||71.05||31.24|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||28.5||27.78|
|Return on Assets||-6.31||-27.59|
|Return on Equity||-68.73||-224.08|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||5.08||5.07|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||2.23||3.66|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||17962.0||11731.0|
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 5.94 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 6.42. 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, VISIONCHINA MEDIA INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|VISN NM||Peers 21.59||VISN NA||Peers 40.80|
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.
VISN's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
|VISN NA||Peers 31.34||VISN NA||Peers 0.96|
Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.
Ratio not available.
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.
|VISN 5.94||Peers 6.42||VISN 80.74||Peers 57.59|
Average. 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.
VISN is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
VISN is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|VISN 0.59||Peers 4.25||VISN 16.50||Peers 10.23|
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.
VISN is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
VISN has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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