Canadian Pacific Railway LtdFind Ratings Reports
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LTD'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. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LTD has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.56 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 remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.54% 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||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1637.0||1687.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||384.0||319.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||164.0||650.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||19221.0||19637.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||8684.0||8957.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||51.44||49.32|
|Return on Assets||8.31||6.88|
|Return on Equity||34.56||28.19|
|Debt||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Share Data||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||146.3||153.0|
|Div / share||0.37||0.25|
|Book value / share||31.62||31.35|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||761411.0||768217.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 19.89 for the Road & Rail industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.50. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.59 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.74. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LTD seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CP 13.69||Peers 19.89||CP 10.17||Peers 10.72|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
CP 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.
CP is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|CP 11.96||Peers 24.42||CP NA||Peers 9.10|
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.
|CP 4.59||Peers 3.74||CP 26.30||Peers -1.68|
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.
CP is trading at a premium to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
CP is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|CP 3.41||Peers 3.46||CP -7.16||Peers -6.72|
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.
CP 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.
CP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth