WGL HOLDINGS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. WGL HOLDINGS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.54 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged 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||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1001.73||1174.25|
|Net Income ($mil)||81.79||61.54|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||9.29||11.98|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5150.36||4762.22|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1170.47||943.73|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||17.27||11.24|
|Return on Assets||3.35||0.4|
|Return on Equity||12.87||1.35|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||49.73||51.9|
|Div / share||0.44||0.42|
|Book value / share||26.78||25.87|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||224687.0||322993.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 25.02 for the Gas Utilities industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.31. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.02 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.95. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, WGL HOLDINGS INC seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|WGL 15.79||Peers 25.02||WGL 5.98||Peers 6.90|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
WGL 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.
WGL is trading at a discount to its peers.
|WGL 17.65||Peers 18.60||WGL 0.36||Peers 5.97|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
WGL is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
WGL trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|WGL 2.02||Peers 1.95||WGL 877.14||Peers 37.33|
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.
WGL 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.
WGL is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|WGL 1.00||Peers 1.46||WGL -2.38||Peers -3.66|
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.
WGL 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.
WGL has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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