Casey's General Stores Inc

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CASY : NASDAQ : Services
$115.78 | %
Today's Range: 114.73 - 116.15
Avg. Daily Volume: 509300.0
05/26/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.42 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 16.52% 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 Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1769.991565.94
EBITDA ($mil)97.31111.54
EBIT ($mil)46.1667.72
Net Income ($mil)22.8438.1

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)115.7253.56
Total Assets ($mil)2976.382670.55
Total Debt ($mil)930.37848.65
Equity ($mil)1215.511043.13

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin22.0123.7
EBITDA Margin5.497.12
Operating Margin2.614.32
Sales Turnover2.432.69
Return on Assets6.538.24
Return on Equity15.9921.11
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio0.970.85
Interest Expense10.5610.13
Interest Coverage4.376.68

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)39.239.05
Div / share0.240.22
Book value / share31.0126.71
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume510453.0516475.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 23.73 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.54. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.70 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.06 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.90. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC appears to be valued on par with the investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CASY 23.39 Peers 23.73   CASY 10.25 Peers 9.78

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.

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  Price to
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CASY 23.18 Peers 19.21   CASY NM Peers 2.39

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 significant 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.

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  Earnings Growth
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CASY 3.70 Peers 3.90   CASY -12.17 Peers 6.29

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.

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

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  Sales Growth
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CASY 0.62 Peers 0.55   CASY 0.69 Peers 0.14

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 premium to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

CASY has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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