Eli Lilly & Co.Find Ratings Reports
LILLY (ELI) & CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged 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. LILLY (ELI) & CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.91 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 17.24% 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 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||6160.7||5760.5|
|Net Income ($mil)||-1656.9||771.8|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||8034.1||6038.6|
|Total Assets ($mil)||44981.0||38805.9|
|Total Debt ($mil)||13647.1||10305.2|
|Profitability||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||80.49||80.53|
|Return on Assets||-0.45||7.05|
|Return on Equity||-1.76||19.54|
|Debt||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Share Data||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||1050.01||1050.88|
|Div / share||0.52||0.51|
|Book value / share||11.04||13.33|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||4674044.0||3335081.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.13 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.28 and a discount versus the industry average of 7.60. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, LILLY (ELI) & CO proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|LLY NM||Peers 105.10||LLY 14.72||Peers 17.82|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
LLY's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
LLY is trading at a discount to its peers.
|LLY 14.89||Peers 14.20||LLY NA||Peers 0.51|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
LLY is trading at a premium to 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.
Ratio not available.
|LLY 7.13||Peers 7.60||LLY -107.75||Peers -278.29|
Average. 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.
LLY is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
LLY is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|LLY 3.62||Peers 25.39||LLY 7.77||Peers 23.77|
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.
LLY 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.
LLY significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth