Polaris Industries Inc

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PII : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$84.0 up 0.23 | 0.27%
Today's Range: 83.35 - 84.23
Avg. Daily Volume: 892900.0
03/23/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased 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. POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.37 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 11.63% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1217.791105.62
EBITDA ($mil)128.9180.44
EBIT ($mil)83.29141.2
Net Income ($mil)62.58110.68

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)127.33155.35
Total Assets ($mil)3099.62387.46
Total Debt ($mil)1141.91463.28
Equity ($mil)875.77991.12

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin27.730.81
EBITDA Margin10.5816.32
Operating Margin6.8412.77
Sales Turnover1.461.98
Return on Assets6.8719.07
Return on Equity24.3145.94
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.241.4
Interest Expense5.62.61
Interest Coverage14.8754.14

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)63.1165.31
Div / share0.550.53
Book value / share13.8815.18
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume885596.01113268.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 24.40 for the Leisure Equipment & Products industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 26.73. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.54 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.98 and a premium versus the industry average of 5.68. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, POLARIS INDUSTRIES INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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PII 27.77 Peers 24.40   PII 10.02 Peers 13.14

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

PII 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.

PII is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
PII 17.67 Peers 19.24   PII 0.83 Peers 1.36

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

PII 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.

PII trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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PII 6.54 Peers 5.68   PII -51.56 Peers 24.47

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

PII is trading at a premium to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, PII 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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PII 1.27 Peers 1.69   PII -4.30 Peers 6.67

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.

PII is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

PII significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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