Casey's General Stores Inc

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CASY : NASDAQ : Services
$106.12 up 0.12 | 0.11%
Today's Range: 105.77 - 106.75
Avg. Daily Volume: 495500.0
06/28/17 - 12:09 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CASEYS GENERAL STORES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth 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 0.31 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, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 9.89% 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 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1846.461582.95
EBITDA ($mil)105.63125.6
EBIT ($mil)53.6879.69
Net Income ($mil)30.0847.04

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)76.7275.78
Total Assets ($mil)3020.12726.15
Total Debt ($mil)923.68838.24
Equity ($mil)1190.621083.46

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin21.5724.53
EBITDA Margin5.727.93
Operating Margin2.915.03
Sales Turnover2.492.61
Return on Assets5.878.28
Return on Equity14.920.85
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.790.84
Interest Expense10.369.95
Interest Coverage5.188.01

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)39.239.06
Div / share0.240.22
Book value / share30.3727.74
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume470261.0591970.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.22 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.75. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.48 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.09 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.92. 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 seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CASY 23.57 Peers 21.22   CASY NA Peers 9.24

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

CASY is trading at a premium to its peers.


Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

Ratio not available.

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  Price to
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CASY 21.16 Peers 18.42   CASY 23.57 Peers 1.81

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.


Premium. 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 trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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CASY 3.48 Peers 3.92   CASY -21.82 Peers 11.38

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.

CASY is trading at a discount to 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 0.55 Peers 0.51   CASY 5.39 Peers 7.27

Average. 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 valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.


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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