Vipshop Holdings Ltd

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VIPS : NYSE : Services
$14.81 up 0.07 | 0.47%
Today's Range: 14.57 - 15.06
Avg. Daily Volume: 7,740,800
08/25/16 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

VIPSHOP HOLDINGS LTD -ADR's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. VIPSHOP HOLDINGS LTD -ADR has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.52 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 greatly increased by 30.23% 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 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1887.271389.37
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)87.4561.24
Net Income ($mil)73.659.29

Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)663.251360.4
Total Assets ($mil)2790.222761.03
Total Debt ($mil)628.23648.57
Equity ($mil)631.9485.2

Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin24.2924.86
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin4.634.41
Sales Turnover2.41.62
Return on Assets9.36.15
Return on Equity41.135.02
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio0.991.29
Interest Expense3.483.52
Interest Coverage25.1517.38

Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)578.28578.41
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share1.090.84
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume7923772.08883032.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 154.94 for the Internet & Catalog Retail industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.30. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 14.53 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 16.87. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, VIPSHOP HOLDINGS LTD -ADR proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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VIPS 37.81 Peers 154.94   VIPS NA Peers 28.15

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

VIPS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

Ratio not available.

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  Price to
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VIPS 2.76 Peers 121.60   VIPS 0.04 Peers 0.61

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

VIPS is trading at a significant discount to 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.

VIPS trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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VIPS 14.53 Peers 16.87   VIPS 50.00 Peers 666.12

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.

VIPS is trading at a discount to its peers.


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

However, VIPS 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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VIPS 1.37 Peers 3.57   VIPS 50.28 Peers 25.28

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.

VIPS 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.

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



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