VITAMIN SHOPPE INC's gross profit margin for the fourth 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. VITAMIN SHOPPE INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.19 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.46% 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 ($mil)||290.08||256.43|
|Net Income ($mil)||11.61||11.22|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||12.17||74.04|
|Total Assets ($mil)||722.39||682.06|
|Total Debt ($mil)||8.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||32.61||33.42|
|Return on Assets||8.47||9.75|
|Return on Equity||11.09||12.59|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||30.05||30.53|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||18.37||17.31|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||393772.0||662931.0|
HOLD. VITAMIN SHOPPE INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 27.67 for the Specialty Retail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.92. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.30 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.84. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, VITAMIN SHOPPE INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|VSI 21.15||Peers 27.67||VSI NA||Peers 18.61|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
VSI is trading at a discount 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.
|VSI 15.38||Peers 21.34||VSI 1.06||Peers 1.79|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
VSI is trading at a 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.
VSI trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|VSI 2.30||Peers 8.84||VSI -8.26||Peers 29.19|
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.
VSI 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, VSI is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|VSI 1.05||Peers 1.53||VSI 11.54||Peers 8.34|
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.
VSI 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.
VSI has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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