Luby's Inc.

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LUB : NYSE : Consumer Services
$2.86 | %
Today's Range: 2.83 - 2.94
Avg. Daily Volume: 60500.0
03/16/18 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

LUBYS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. LUBYS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.21 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 12.81% 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 FY18 Q1 FY17
Net Sales ($mil)114.13114.41
EBITDA ($mil)1.450.16
EBIT ($mil)-3.91-6.39
Net Income ($mil)-4.9-5.59

Balance Sheet Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)0.811.41
Total Assets ($mil)224.65252.25
Total Debt ($mil)30.8239.07
Equity ($mil)140.02160.6

Profitability Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Gross Profit Margin12.1712.56
EBITDA Margin1.260.14
Operating Margin-3.42-5.58
Sales Turnover1.671.57
Return on Assets-10.05-5.59
Return on Equity-15.81-8.73
Debt Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Current Ratio0.370.33
Interest Expense0.480.69
Interest Coverage-8.21-9.22

Share Data Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Shares outstanding (mil)29.3228.96
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share4.785.55
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume64790.034167.0


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 0.60 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.27 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 15.18. 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, LUBYS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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LUB NM Peers 25.33   LUB 8.49 Peers 17.21

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.

LUB'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.

LUB is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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LUB NA Peers 22.73   LUB NA Peers 1.07

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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LUB 0.60 Peers 15.18   LUB -55.10 Peers 276.23

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.

LUB 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, LUB is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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LUB 0.22 Peers 3.57   LUB -5.19 Peers 10.40

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.

LUB 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.

LUB significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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