Echo Global Logistics Inc

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ECHO : NASDAQ : Services
$21.25 up 0.4 | 1.92%
Today's Range: 20.75 - 21.55
Avg. Daily Volume: 240700.0
03/29/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.52 which shows 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 9.38% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)406.85407.17
EBITDA ($mil)10.5513.73
EBIT ($mil)2.086.16
Net Income ($mil)-2.971.74


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)16.6556.52
Total Assets ($mil)766.77746.51
Total Debt ($mil)203.56196.66
Equity ($mil)358.15395.25


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin17.6319.67
EBITDA Margin2.593.37
Operating Margin0.511.51
Sales Turnover2.242.03
Return on Assets0.21.05
Return on Equity0.441.98
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.61.9
Debt/Capital0.360.33
Interest Expense3.633.47
Interest Coverage0.571.77


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)28.1329.73
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.10.06
Book value / share12.7313.3
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume235502.0269763.0

Valuation


HOLD. ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 32.70 for the Air Freight & Logistics industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.33. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.61 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 102.09. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ECHO 342.50 Peers 32.70   ECHO 9.68 Peers 14.19

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

ECHO is trading at a significant premium 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.

ECHO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ECHO 15.51 Peers 17.13   ECHO 0.18 Peers 1.23

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

ECHO is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

Discount. 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.

ECHO trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ECHO 1.61 Peers 102.09   ECHO -78.58 Peers 23.23

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

ECHO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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

However, ECHO is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ECHO 0.34 Peers 1.77   ECHO 13.47 Peers 9.90

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.

ECHO is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

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

ECHO has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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