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Vitamin Shoppe Inc
VSI : NYSE : Services
$31.21 up0.86 | 2.80%
Today's Range: 30.41 - 31.16
Avg. Daily Volume: 406,300
11/25/15 - 1:40 PM ET

Financial Analysis

VITAMIN SHOPPE INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. VITAMIN SHOPPE INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.06 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.51% 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 Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)313.89308.91
EBITDA ($mil)34.7132.76
EBIT ($mil)25.024.14
Net Income ($mil)14.112.2

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1.9832.16
Total Assets ($mil)736.26754.41
Total Debt ($mil)8.00.0
Equity ($mil)565.2585.77

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin36.4535.35
EBITDA Margin11.0510.6
Operating Margin7.967.82
Sales Turnover1.721.56
Return on Assets7.968.06
Return on Equity10.3710.38
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio2.232.5
Interest Expense0.170.14
Interest Coverage145.35172.46

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)29.1230.87
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share19.4118.98
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume402597.0326766.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 26.12 for the Specialty Retail industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.93. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.47 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 10.85. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
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VSI 14.49 Peers 26.12   VSI 9.39 Peers 16.47

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

VSI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. 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.

VSI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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VSI 12.41 Peers 21.04   VSI 2.90 Peers 1.97

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 significant discount to its peers.


Premium. 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 premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
VSI 1.47 Peers 10.85   VSI -1.01 Peers 72.16

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.

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  Sales Growth
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VSI 0.66 Peers 1.57   VSI 7.10 Peers 6.49

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.


Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.

VSI is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.



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