Papa John's International Inc

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PZZA : NASDAQ : Services
$79.51 up 0.05 | 0.063%
Today's Range: 79.0947 - 79.79
Avg. Daily Volume: 551300.0
03/30/17 - 12:05 PM ET

Financial Analysis

PAPA JOHNS INTERNATIONAL INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. PAPA JOHNS INTERNATIONAL INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.63 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 113.40% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)439.62416.82
EBITDA ($mil)51.7949.9
EBIT ($mil)41.1940.23
Net Income ($mil)32.6324.7

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)15.5621.01
Total Assets ($mil)512.57494.91
Total Debt ($mil)299.82256.0
Equity ($mil)-3.9129.18

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin20.9721.37
EBITDA Margin11.7711.97
Operating Margin9.379.65
Sales Turnover3.343.31
Return on Assets20.0515.29
Return on Equity0.0259.35
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.141.15
Interest Expense1.741.31
Interest Coverage23.7330.8

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)36.6838.42
Div / share0.20.18
Book value / share-0.110.76
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume510619.0543799.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 38.13 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 26.33. Normally, for additional comaprison, we would look at the price-to-book ratio; however, this company's price-to-book ratio is negative making the value useless for comparisons. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, PAPA JOHNS INTERNATIONAL INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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PZZA 27.01 Peers 38.13   PZZA 18.92 Peers 16.34

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

PZZA is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Premium. 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.

PZZA is trading at a premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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PZZA 23.58 Peers 23.78   PZZA 12.39 Peers 2.82

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

PZZA is trading at a premium to its peers.


Premium. 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.

PZZA trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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PZZA NM Peers 9.42   PZZA 45.50 Peers 79.35

Neutral. 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.

PZZA's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


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

However, PZZA 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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PZZA 1.59 Peers 3.24   PZZA 4.65 Peers 2.81

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.

PZZA 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.

PZZA has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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