Collectors Universe Inc

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CLCT : NASDAQ : Services
$24.31 | %
Today's Range: 24.13 - 24.99
Avg. Daily Volume: 30300.0
07/21/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

COLLECTORS UNIVERSE INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. COLLECTORS UNIVERSE INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.00 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 11.85% 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 Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)18.617.33
EBITDA ($mil)5.124.8
EBIT ($mil)4.714.41
Net Income ($mil)2.962.78

Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)10.8412.58
Total Assets ($mil)28.9429.83
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)13.8815.74

Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin62.6265.99
EBITDA Margin27.5427.69
Operating Margin25.3225.42
Sales Turnover2.372.01
Return on Assets32.525.04
Return on Equity67.8547.03
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio1.31.56
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)8.928.9
Div / share0.350.35
Book value / share1.561.77
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume30235.035280.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 43.42 for the Diversified Consumer Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.66. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 15.91 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.07 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 7.35. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, COLLECTORS UNIVERSE INC seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CLCT 22.30 Peers 43.42   CLCT 18.20 Peers 19.76

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.


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.

CLCT is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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CLCT NA Peers 35.28   CLCT NA Peers 1.81

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 15.91 Peers 7.35   CLCT 26.13 Peers 84.19

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.


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

However, CLCT 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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CLCT 3.22 Peers 4.21   CLCT 14.38 Peers 13.05

Discount. 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 discount to its industry on this measurement.


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

CLCT has a sales growth rate that exceeds its peers.



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