Casey's General Stores IncFind Ratings Reports
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 ($mil)||1846.46||1582.95|
|Net Income ($mil)||30.08||47.04|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||76.72||75.78|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3020.1||2726.15|
|Total Debt ($mil)||923.68||838.24|
|Profitability||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||21.57||24.53|
|Return on Assets||5.87||8.28|
|Return on Equity||14.9||20.85|
|Debt||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Share Data||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||38.77||39.06|
|Div / share||0.24||0.22|
|Book value / share||30.71||27.74|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||525526.0||582153.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.37 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.66. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.48 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.07 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.82. 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.
|CASY 23.83||Peers 21.37||CASY 9.01||Peers 9.31|
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.
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.
|CASY 21.44||Peers 18.28||CASY 54.16||Peers 2.19|
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.
|CASY 3.48||Peers 3.82||CASY -21.82||Peers 12.65|
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.
|CASY 0.55||Peers 0.51||CASY 5.39||Peers 6.95|
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 trails its peers on the basis of sales growth