Collectors Universe Inc

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CLCT : NASDAQ : Services
$20.51 up 0.21 | 1.0%
Today's Range: 20.0001 - 20.57
Avg. Daily Volume: 24800.0
01/23/17 - 2:21 PM ET

Financial Analysis

COLLECTORS UNIVERSE INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. COLLECTORS UNIVERSE INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.12 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.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 22.19% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)15.7514.62
EBITDA ($mil)3.193.54
EBIT ($mil)2.773.2
Net Income ($mil)1.581.93

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)10.3414.66
Total Assets ($mil)26.5430.12
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)13.7117.62

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin63.6967.12
EBITDA Margin20.2824.18
Operating Margin17.6121.86
Sales Turnover2.342.0
Return on Assets27.4724.99
Return on Equity52.8242.81
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.381.87
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)8.98.88
Div / share0.350.35
Book value / share1.541.98
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume24643.019336.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 42.39 for the Diversified Consumer Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.41. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 13.06 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 5.75. 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 23.40 Peers 42.39   CLCT 18.27 Peers 21.59

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.


Discount. 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 discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
CLCT NA Peers 28.60   CLCT NA Peers 1.69

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 13.06 Peers 5.75   CLCT -4.45 Peers 21.64

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 2.88 Peers 2.75   CLCT 3.25 Peers 8.88

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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