Bob Evans Farms Inc

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BOBE : NASDAQ : Services
$40.50 | %
Today's Range: 40.23 - 40.65
Avg. Daily Volume: 225,400
10/21/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BOB EVANS FARMS's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. BOB EVANS FARMS has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.28 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 32.48% 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 Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)306.32321.71
EBITDA ($mil)31.2739.04
EBIT ($mil)13.718.89
Net Income ($mil)9.164.28

Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)4.46.06
Total Assets ($mil)800.141017.28
Total Debt ($mil)364.56491.06
Equity ($mil)218.03322.93

Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin18.5221.41
EBITDA Margin10.212.13
Operating Margin4.475.87
Sales Turnover1.651.32
Return on Assets3.632.14
Return on Equity13.346.76
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio0.770.74
Interest Expense2.773.23
Interest Coverage4.955.84

Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)19.7622.35
Div / share0.340.31
Book value / share11.0314.45
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume224251.0295291.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 29.56 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.64. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.67 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 35.93. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, BOB EVANS FARMS proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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BOBE 28.92 Peers 29.56   BOBE 9.97 Peers 13.61

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

BOBE is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

BOBE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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BOBE 17.60 Peers 25.37   BOBE 0.34 Peers 2.63

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

BOBE is trading at a discount to 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.

BOBE trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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BOBE 3.67 Peers 35.93   BOBE 50.53 Peers 33.71

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.

BOBE 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.

BOBE is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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BOBE 0.60 Peers 2.80   BOBE -1.58 Peers 6.81

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.

BOBE 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.

BOBE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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