LM Funding America Inc.Find Ratings Reports
LM FUNDING AMERICA INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2019 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 506.20% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY19||Q1 FY18|
|Net Sales ($mil)||0.76||0.96|
|Net Income ($mil)||-0.46||-0.01|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY19||Q1 FY18|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||3.38||0.47|
|Total Assets ($mil)||10.14||1.81|
|Total Debt ($mil)||4.31||0.02|
|Profitability||Q1 FY19||Q1 FY18|
|Gross Profit Margin||-56.36||1.35|
|Return on Assets||-9.07||-455.86|
|Return on Equity||-17.1||-928.18|
|Debt||Q1 FY19||Q1 FY18|
|Share Data||Q1 FY19||Q1 FY18|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||3.13||0.63|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||1.72||1.42|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||53157.0||685906.0|
SELL. 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 0.66 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.44 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 1019.16. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, LM FUNDING AMERICA INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives.
|LMFA NM||Peers 14011.32||LMFA NM||Peers 10094.02|
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.
LMFA's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
LMFA's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|LMFA NA||Peers 10.29||LMFA NA||Peers 0.17|
Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.
Ratio not available.
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.
|LMFA 0.66||Peers 1019.16||LMFA 97.91||Peers -30.48|
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.
LMFA 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.
LMFA is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|LMFA 1.12||Peers 1460.58||LMFA -26.39||Peers 14.51|
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.
LMFA 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.
LMFA significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth.