Vera Bradley Inc.

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VRA : NASDAQ : Consumer Non-Durables
$10.45 | %
Today's Range: 10.23 - 10.66
Avg. Daily Volume: 452100.0
02/16/18 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


VERA BRADLEY INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. VERA BRADLEY INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.47 which clearly shows the ability to cover any 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 remained unchanged from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)114.1126.66
EBITDA ($mil)12.0916.07
EBIT ($mil)7.0311.08
Net Income ($mil)0.368.78


Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)93.0182.95
Total Assets ($mil)354.41357.9
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)277.94280.71


Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin61.2761.5
EBITDA Margin10.5912.68
Operating Margin6.168.75
Sales Turnover1.291.41
Return on Assets0.558.94
Return on Equity0.711.4
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio4.694.69
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.06
Interest Coverage0.0187.83


Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)35.6736.3
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.010.24
Book value / share7.797.73
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume466668.0364350.0

Valuation


HOLD. VERA BRADLEY INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 36.02 for the Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.51. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.34 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.26 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.56. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
VRA 209.00 Peers 36.02   VRA 8.16 Peers 22.48

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

VRA is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Discount. 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.

VRA is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
VRA 22.97 Peers 26.85   VRA 22.16 Peers 2.34

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

VRA is trading at a significant discount 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.

VRA trades at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
VRA 1.34 Peers 7.56   VRA -94.12 Peers 10.06

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.

VRA is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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

However, VRA is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
VRA 0.81 Peers 2.58   VRA -9.44 Peers 5.08

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.

VRA 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.

VRA significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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