Bob Evans Farms Inc

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BOBE : NASDAQ : Services
$37.87 -0.01 | -0.03%
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 267,100
08/25/16 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BOB EVANS FARMS's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. BOB EVANS FARMS has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.25 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 43.03% 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 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)345.59332.39
EBITDA ($mil)24.3740.6
EBIT ($mil)4.8820.38
Net Income ($mil)0.585.61

Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)12.96.36
Total Assets ($mil)800.371032.59
Total Debt ($mil)339.06451.09
Equity ($mil)216.44379.99

Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin19.0120.97
EBITDA Margin7.0512.21
Operating Margin1.416.13
Sales Turnover1.671.31
Return on Assets3.021.6
Return on Equity11.194.35
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio0.650.81
Interest Expense3.723.2
Interest Coverage1.316.37

Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)19.7623.41
Div / share0.340.31
Book value / share10.9616.23
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume289114.0203231.0


HOLD. BOB EVANS FARMS's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 31.03 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.30. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.44 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 40.41. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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premium   discount
BOBE 33.36 Peers 31.03   BOBE 6.02 Peers 14.46

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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premium   discount
BOBE 16.39 Peers 25.37   BOBE 0.39 Peers 2.85

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 significant 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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lower   higher
BOBE 3.44 Peers 40.41   BOBE 61.42 Peers 31.54

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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premium   discount
BOBE 0.56 Peers 2.88   BOBE -0.77 Peers 5.70

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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