Advance Auto Parts IncFind Ratings Reports
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.21 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 18.51% 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 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2082.89||2033.55|
|Net Income ($mil)||62.37||54.82|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||135.18||90.78|
|Total Assets ($mil)||8315.03||8134.57|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1043.26||1213.76|
|Profitability||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||46.41||47.76|
|Return on Assets||5.52||5.81|
|Return on Equity||15.76||19.23|
|Debt||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Share Data||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||73.75||73.31|
|Div / share||0.06||0.06|
|Book value / share||39.54||33.56|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||917468.0||1170195.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 22.85 for the Specialty Retail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 26.55. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.08 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.96 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 18.59. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|AAP 26.03||Peers 22.85||AAP 23.73||Peers 15.01|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
AAP 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.
AAP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|AAP 18.05||Peers 19.92||AAP 1.05||Peers 2.17|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
AAP 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.
AAP trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|AAP 4.08||Peers 18.59||AAP -3.29||Peers -15.59|
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.
AAP 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.
AAP is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|AAP 1.24||Peers 1.54||AAP -1.74||Peers 7.45|
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.
AAP is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
AAP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth