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LOWE'S COMPANIES 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. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. LOWE'S COMPANIES INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.14 which clearly shows a lack of 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 decreased by 23.30% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||16860.0||15234.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||602.0||884.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||2047.0||4735.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||37613.0||37177.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||16065.0||15405.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||34.4||35.03|
|Return on Assets||7.46||7.41|
|Return on Equity||50.78||38.22|
|Debt||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Share Data||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||853.0||894.0|
|Div / share||0.35||0.28|
|Book value / share||6.48||8.07|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||5286309.0||5429402.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.78 for the Specialty Retail industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 25.75. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 12.08 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.09 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 21.49. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|LOW 24.64||Peers 21.78||LOW 11.61||Peers 13.51|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
LOW is trading at a 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.
LOW is trading at a discount to its peers.
|LOW 14.87||Peers 18.60||LOW 0.74||Peers 1.65|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
LOW is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
LOW trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|LOW 12.08||Peers 21.49||LOW 6.35||Peers 12.00|
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.
LOW 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, LOW is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|LOW 1.00||Peers 1.45||LOW 10.74||Peers 5.75|
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.
LOW 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.
LOW has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.