Papa John's International Inc

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PZZA : NASDAQ : Services
$83.83 | %
Today's Range: 83.09 - 84.13
Avg. Daily Volume: 540300.0
01/20/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

PAPA JOHNS INTERNATIONAL INC's gross profit margin for the third 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 0.68 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 150.97% 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 Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)422.44389.28
EBITDA ($mil)44.837.9
EBIT ($mil)34.1827.44
Net Income ($mil)21.4717.97

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)19.1124.44
Total Assets ($mil)498.79494.62
Total Debt ($mil)311.57239.0
Equity ($mil)-24.6348.32

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin20.219.41
EBITDA Margin10.69.73
Operating Margin8.097.05
Sales Turnover3.393.33
Return on Assets19.0214.59
Return on Equity0.0149.36
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.141.28
Interest Expense1.761.18
Interest Coverage19.4723.25

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)36.7939.04
Div / share0.20.18
Book value / share-0.671.24
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume542917.0308392.0


BUY. PAPA JOHNS INTERNATIONAL INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 30.75 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.49. 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.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
PZZA 34.53 Peers 30.75   PZZA 20.19 Peers 15.71

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

PZZA is trading at a premium 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 significant premium to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
PZZA 30.76 Peers 31.36   PZZA 1.04 Peers 1.82

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

PZZA 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.

PZZA trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
PZZA NM Peers 7.45   PZZA 39.10 Peers 70.64

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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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
PZZA 1.87 Peers 2.93   PZZA 2.71 Peers 4.94

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.


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

PZZA significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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