LUB : NYSE : Services
$4.29 -0.02 | -0.46%
Today's Range: 4.29 - 4.35
Avg. Daily Volume: 23,900
10/24/16 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

LUBYS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. LUBYS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.17 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.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged 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 Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)92.194.1
EBITDA ($mil)5.07.61
EBIT ($mil)-0.32.85
Net Income ($mil)-0.142.35

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1.411.58
Total Assets ($mil)261.77273.97
Total Debt ($mil)36.048.0
Equity ($mil)173.33174.1

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin15.7617.18
EBITDA Margin5.428.08
Operating Margin-0.333.02
Sales Turnover1.631.44
Return on Assets-0.99-1.26
Return on Equity-1.34-1.58
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio0.370.36
Interest Expense0.480.6
Interest Coverage-0.634.74

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)28.9228.6
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share5.996.09
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume23648.059451.0


SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.69 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 35.93. 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 29.56   LUB 6.78 Peers 13.61

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 25.37   LUB NA Peers 2.63

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 0.69 Peers 35.93   LUB 0.00 Peers 33.71

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.


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

The growth rate for LUB is not available.

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  Sales Growth
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LUB 0.28 Peers 2.80   LUB 7.96 Peers 6.81

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.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

LUB has a sales growth rate that exceeds its peers.



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