WEC ENERGY GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in net income underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the revenue growth did not. WEC ENERGY GROUP INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.30 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 94.16% 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||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||991.2||1043.7|
|Net Income ($mil)||80.9||133.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||214.4||33.4|
|Total Assets ($mil)||28614.5||14619.8|
|Total Debt ($mil)||9982.3||5042.7|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||33.9||32.97|
|Return on Assets||1.83||4.25|
|Return on Equity||6.14||14.15|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||315.68||225.52|
|Div / share||0.63||0.39|
|Book value / share||27.05||19.5|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2248978.0||1791553.0|
BUY. WEC ENERGY GROUP INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 18.48 for the Multi-Utilities industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.38. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.93 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.58 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.29. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, WEC ENERGY GROUP INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|WEC 22.64||Peers 18.48||WEC 11.89||Peers 7.63|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
WEC is trading at a premium to its peers.
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.
WEC is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|WEC 17.96||Peers 16.59||WEC 4.52||Peers 1.53|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
WEC is trading at a premium 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.
WEC trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|WEC 1.93||Peers 2.29||WEC -15.45||Peers 7.31|
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.
WEC is trading at a discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, WEC is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|WEC 3.55||Peers 2.26||WEC -6.70||Peers -3.75|
Premium. 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.
WEC is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
WEC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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