Casey's General Stores Inc

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CASY : NASDAQ : Services
$120.15 up 5.06 | 4.40%
Today's Range: 117.31 - 120.45
Avg. Daily Volume: 474,600
09/30/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.53 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 22.77% 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 Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1970.082048.59
EBITDA ($mil)157.67147.66
EBIT ($mil)111.81108.26
Net Income ($mil)67.3961.81


Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)189.4946.61
Total Assets ($mil)2886.082554.37
Total Debt ($mil)887.83853.55
Equity ($mil)1149.04935.9


Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin22.8320.07
EBITDA Margin8.07.2
Operating Margin5.685.28
Sales Turnover2.442.95
Return on Assets8.027.52
Return on Equity20.1520.55
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio1.040.81
Debt/Capital0.440.48
Interest Expense10.5410.08
Interest Coverage10.6110.74


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)39.1838.99
Div / share0.240.22
EPS1.71.57
Book value / share29.3324.0
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume555805.0469488.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 20.79 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.19. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.08 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.39. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CASY 20.43 Peers 20.79   CASY 8.93 Peers 9.75

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

CASY 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.

CASY 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
CASY 18.85 Peers 19.13   CASY NM Peers 2.00

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

CASY is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

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.

CASY's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
CASY 4.08 Peers 3.39   CASY 19.34 Peers -9.23

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

CASY is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

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

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CASY 0.67 Peers 0.53   CASY -6.40 Peers 4.01

Premium. 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.

CASY is trading at a significant premium to its industry.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

CASY significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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