The TJX Cos. Inc.Find Ratings Reports
TJX COMPANIES 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. 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. TJX COMPANIES INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.70 which 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 increased by 15.56% 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||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Net Sales ($mil)||8688.72||7784.02|
|Net Income ($mil)||716.38||536.28|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||3117.01||3126.59|
|Total Assets ($mil)||14007.12||12763.48|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2231.36||2228.35|
|Profitability||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||31.11||31.17|
|Return on Assets||19.9||18.22|
|Return on Equity||52.98||51.08|
|Debt||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Share Data||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||625.2||643.28|
|Div / share||0.31||0.26|
|Book value / share||8.42||7.08|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3678050.0||4434950.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 24.68 for the Specialty Retail industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.32. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 11.23 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.29 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 59.57. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, TJX COMPANIES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|TJX 21.74||Peers 24.68||TJX 17.91||Peers 17.43|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
TJX is trading at a discount to its peers.
Average. 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.
TJX is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|TJX 17.69||Peers 19.62||TJX 1.09||Peers 0.99|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
TJX is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
TJX trades at a premium to its peers.
|TJX 11.23||Peers 59.57||TJX 23.57||Peers 15.33|
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.
TJX is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
TJX is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|TJX 1.61||Peers 1.75||TJX 10.00||Peers 7.62|
Average. 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.
TJX is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
TJX has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.