Finish Line Inc

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FINL : NASDAQ : Services
$10.18 up 0.96 | 10.0%
Today's Range: 8.14 - 10.3
Avg. Daily Volume: 2031300.0
09/22/17 - 11:40 AM ET

Financial Analysis

FINISH LINE INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. FINISH LINE INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.53 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 11.93% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)429.77430.04
EBITDA ($mil)26.1426.86
EBIT ($mil)12.8615.63
Net Income ($mil)8.149.64

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)75.9885.39
Total Assets ($mil)728.8767.85
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)453.11514.52

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin32.7433.58
EBITDA Margin6.086.24
Operating Margin2.993.63
Sales Turnover2.532.36
Return on Assets-2.72.31
Return on Equity7.294.84
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio2.312.52
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)40.1541.45
Div / share0.110.1
Book value / share11.2912.41
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2205651.01746744.0


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 20.88 for the Specialty Retail industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.88. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.90 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 24.37. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, FINISH LINE INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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FINL 12.75 Peers 20.88   FINL 3.19 Peers 13.36

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

FINL 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.

FINL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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FINL 17.00 Peers 19.10   FINL NM Peers 1.53

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

FINL 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.

FINL's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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FINL 0.90 Peers 24.37   FINL 42.85 Peers 12.81

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.

FINL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

FINL is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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FINL 0.22 Peers 1.43   FINL 1.90 Peers 5.85

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.

FINL 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.

FINL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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