Vera Bradley Inc

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VRA : NASDAQ : Consumer Goods
$14.12 up 0.13 | 0.93%
Today's Range: 13.86 - 14.22
Avg. Daily Volume: 354,100
07/25/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


VERA BRADLEY INC'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. VERA BRADLEY INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.08 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.98% 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 Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)105.18101.1
EBITDA ($mil)7.985.17
EBIT ($mil)3.28-0.0
Net Income ($mil)2.42-4.14


Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)81.8396.58
Total Assets ($mil)365.75366.27
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)282.26274.09


Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin61.1959.64
EBITDA Margin7.585.11
Operating Margin3.120.0
Sales Turnover1.391.36
Return on Assets9.327.57
Return on Equity12.0810.88
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio4.44.29
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.050.08
Interest Coverage68.33-0.01


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)37.4539.74
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.06-0.1
Book value / share7.546.9
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume352440.0619273.0

Valuation


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 26.45 for the Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.93 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.95. 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, VERA BRADLEY INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
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VRA 16.33 Peers 26.45   VRA 13.70 Peers 20.70

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

VRA is trading at a significant discount 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
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  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
VRA 13.84 Peers 23.54   VRA 0.50 Peers 2.30

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.

 

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.

VRA trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
VRA 1.93 Peers 5.95   VRA 21.91 Peers 8.68

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.

 

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

VRA is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
VRA 1.07 Peers 2.37   VRA 1.76 Peers 8.47

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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