Collectors Universe Inc

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CLCT : NASDAQ : Services
$19.56 | %
Today's Range: 19.44 - 19.96
Avg. Daily Volume: 19,300
10/21/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

COLLECTORS UNIVERSE INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. COLLECTORS UNIVERSE INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.26 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 18.80% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)16.3715.37
EBITDA ($mil)3.513.52
EBIT ($mil)3.083.2
Net Income ($mil)1.941.77

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)11.9717.25
Total Assets ($mil)28.1932.2
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)15.018.47

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin63.260.99
EBITDA Margin21.4622.89
Operating Margin18.8120.82
Sales Turnover2.161.92
Return on Assets27.122.98
Return on Equity50.6739.98
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.511.88
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)8.98.88
Div / share0.350.35
Book value / share1.692.08
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume19173.020247.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 38.80 for the Diversified Consumer Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.54. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 11.58 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.72 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.91. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CLCT 21.68 Peers 38.80   CLCT 19.88 Peers 17.64

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

CLCT is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Premium. 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.

CLCT is trading at a premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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CLCT NA Peers 27.04   CLCT NA Peers 1.55

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

Ratio not available.


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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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CLCT 11.58 Peers 4.91   CLCT 2.27 Peers -10.30

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.

CLCT is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


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

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

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  Sales Growth
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CLCT 2.85 Peers 2.64   CLCT -1.19 Peers 10.06

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.

CLCT 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.

CLCT significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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