Deere & CoFind Ratings Reports
DEERE & CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in net income underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the revenue growth did not.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.31% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||6519.6||6715.3|
|Net Income ($mil)||285.3||351.2|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||4335.8||4212.2|
|Total Assets ($mil)||57981.4||57947.6|
|Total Debt ($mil)||35674.4||36849.4|
|Profitability||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||34.09||31.21|
|Return on Assets||2.62||3.34|
|Return on Equity||23.37||28.76|
|Debt||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Share Data||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||314.77||316.69|
|Div / share||0.6||0.6|
|Book value / share||20.71||21.29|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3136961.0||3201562.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 28.87 for the Machinery industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.41. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.07 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a premium versus the industry average of 4.42. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, DEERE & CO seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|DE 21.83||Peers 28.87||DE 8.78||Peers 14.08|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
DE is trading at a 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.
DE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|DE 20.31||Peers 22.77||DE NM||Peers 3.86|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
DE is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
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.
DE's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|DE 5.07||Peers 4.42||DE -16.50||Peers -21.50|
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.
DE is trading at a premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, DE is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|DE 1.24||Peers 1.91||DE -7.82||Peers -4.95|
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.
DE is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
DE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth