The TJX Cos. Inc.Find Ratings Reports
TJX COMPANIES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. 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 liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 14.13% 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 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||10960.72||9467.65|
|Net Income ($mil)||877.28||677.93|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||3264.64||3473.09|
|Total Assets ($mil)||14058.02||12883.81|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2452.52||2403.83|
|Profitability||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||30.15||30.07|
|Return on Assets||18.55||17.83|
|Return on Equity||50.65||50.95|
|Debt||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Share Data||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||628.01||646.32|
|Div / share||0.31||0.26|
|Book value / share||8.2||6.98|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||4511629.0||4561105.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 25.03 for the Specialty Retail industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.25. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 10.07 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.15 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 58.06. 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 20.43||Peers 25.03||TJX 17.13||Peers 14.63|
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.
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.
TJX is trading at a premium to its peers.
|TJX 15.57||Peers 17.26||TJX 1.05||Peers 0.97|
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.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|TJX 10.07||Peers 58.06||TJX 16.76||Peers -6.01|
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 1.45||Peers 1.54||TJX 8.07||Peers 5.77|
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.