ConAgra Foods Inc

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CAG : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$46.65 -0.72 | -1.52%
Today's Range: 46.62 - 47.60
Avg. Daily Volume: 2,659,500
07/26/16 - 4:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis


CONAGRA FOODS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. CONAGRA FOODS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.66 which 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 decreased by 17.94% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)2827.53125.5
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)49.2427.3
Net Income ($mil)117.6209.2


Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)834.5183.1
Total Assets ($mil)13390.617542.2
Total Debt ($mil)5528.07904.8
Equity ($mil)3713.64526.0


Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin27.0526.0
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin1.7413.67
Sales Turnover0.870.68
Return on Assets-5.05-1.43
Return on Equity13.0516.53
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio1.411.11
Debt/Capital0.60.64
Interest Expense61.088.1
Interest Coverage0.814.85


Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)438.07428.21
Div / share0.250.25
EPS-0.070.54
Book value / share8.4810.57
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2655315.02922328.0

Valuation


HOLD. CONAGRA FOODS INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 46.79 for the Food Products industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.54 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 6.02. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, CONAGRA FOODS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CAG 43.12 Peers 46.79   CAG 17.05 Peers 18.09

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

CAG is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.

 

Average. 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.

CAG is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CAG 17.87 Peers 23.49   CAG 0.36 Peers 1.23

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

CAG 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.

CAG trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
CAG 5.54 Peers 6.02   CAG -37.36 Peers 68.51

Average. 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.

CAG is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, CAG is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CAG 1.77 Peers 2.53   CAG -2.47 Peers 144.88

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.

CAG 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.

CAG significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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