Echo Global Logistics Inc

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ECHO : NASDAQ : Services
$24.6 | %
Today's Range: 24.55 - 25.05
Avg. Daily Volume: 256500.0
01/20/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.57 which shows 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 remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 4.72% 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 Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)460.19449.99
EBITDA ($mil)18.1216.14
EBIT ($mil)9.588.69
Net Income ($mil)2.363.46


Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)34.2142.79
Total Assets ($mil)789.8765.85
Total Debt ($mil)201.8195.0
Equity ($mil)371.12389.51


Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin17.5719.42
EBITDA Margin3.933.58
Operating Margin2.081.93
Sales Turnover2.171.83
Return on Assets0.791.4
Return on Equity1.692.76
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.611.7
Debt/Capital0.350.33
Interest Expense3.573.42
Interest Coverage2.692.55


Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)28.6429.74
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.080.11
Book value / share12.9613.1
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume254105.0244264.0

Valuation


HOLD. ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 23.38 for the Air Freight & Logistics industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.41. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.92 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 19.41. 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 113.18 Peers 23.38   ECHO 9.83 Peers 14.43

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 19.68 Peers 18.67   ECHO 0.40 Peers 2.25

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 1.92 Peers 19.41   ECHO -47.62 Peers 39.16

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 0.42 Peers 1.29   ECHO 22.15 Peers 10.44

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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