XL GROUP PLC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1517.95||1754.52|
|Net Income ($mil)||36.28||255.72|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.0||5147.85|
|Total Assets ($mil)||46080.56||46758.89|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||2262.82|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||16.51||17.93|
|Return on Assets||-0.06||2.06|
|Return on Equity||-0.3||9.41|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||256.72||273.55|
|Div / share||0.16||0.16|
|Book value / share||39.9||37.45|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2892217.0||2517508.0|
BUY. 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. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.93 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.59. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, XL GROUP PLC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|XL NM||Peers 14.83||XL NA||Peers 9.97|
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.
XL'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.
|XL 10.16||Peers 13.66||XL NA||Peers 1.27|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
XL is trading at a discount to its peers.
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.
|XL 0.93||Peers 1.59||XL -102.67||Peers 27.32|
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.
XL 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, XL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|XL 1.52||Peers 1.21||XL -14.43||Peers 15.58|
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.
XL 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.
XL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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