YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HLDGS CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HLDGS CO has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.42 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 141.74% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||550.29||630.4|
|Net Income ($mil)||-88.53||-130.31|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||387.05||462.17|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4369.09||4534.34|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2414.4||2481.28|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||16.75||12.12|
|Return on Assets||-4.79||-7.08|
|Return on Equity||0.0||-382.74|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||181.76||156.76|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-0.19||0.54|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2789477.0||1555625.0|
SELL. 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. Along with this, the price-to-book ratio is also meaningless due to a negative book value for the company, making any comparisons useless. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|YGE NM||Peers 31.29||YGE 3.35||Peers 15.97|
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.
YGE's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
YGE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|YGE NM||Peers 19.15||YGE NA||Peers 1.24|
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.
YGE'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.
|YGE NM||Peers 6.42||YGE 40.98||Peers 46.83|
Neutral. 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.
YGE's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, YGE is expected to trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|YGE 0.11||Peers 4.49||YGE -6.01||Peers 18.07|
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.
YGE is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
YGE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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