XPO LOGISTICS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. XPO LOGISTICS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.12 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 263.08% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||830.72||257.23|
|Net Income ($mil)||-10.01||-10.6|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||644.1||23.67|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2761.2||780.24|
|Total Debt ($mil)||593.9||183.67|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||16.26||20.65|
|Return on Assets||-2.3||-6.21|
|Return on Equity||-6.48||-11.29|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||77.42||30.54|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||21.38||14.93|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||705842.0||870719.0|
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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.12 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 21.17. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, XPO LOGISTICS INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|XPO NM||Peers 25.03||XPO NM||Peers 14.19|
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.
XPO's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
XPO's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|XPO 70.70||Peers 19.15||XPO NA||Peers 0.78|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
XPO's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
|XPO 2.12||Peers 21.17||XPO 20.80||Peers 11.16|
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.
XPO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
XPO is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|XPO 1.49||Peers 1.25||XPO 235.55||Peers 11.04|
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.
XPO is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
XPO has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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