Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN)- Critical Profitability Ratio Analysis under Limelight: FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX)

Moving on tracing line, Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) need to consider for profitability analysis, in latest session share price swings at $27.41 with percentage change of -0.65%.

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) disclosed its holiday sales numbers, wherein comparable retail segment net sales, including the comparable direct-to-consumer channel, gained 1.5%. Despite reporting year-over-year increase in holiday sales its shares declined 1.9%, primarily due to lower-than-expected retail store comparable net sales which compelled the management to increase the promotional expenses. Urban Outfitters expects gross margin to be affected by two major factors. Firstly, due to decrease in store traffic, resulting in lower store sales which compelled the management to increase promotional activity. Secondly, due to increase in demand for lower margin items.

The Co has positive 6.40% profit margins to find consistent trends in a firm’s earnings. Gross profit margin and operating profit margin are its sub parts that firm have 35.50% and 10.10% respectively. URBN has returns on investment of 17.70%. The returns on assets was 12.20% that gives an idea about how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. It has returns on equity of 18.90%, which is measuring profitability by disclosing how much profit generates by URBN with the shareholders’ money.

The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.40 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -5.78%. The firm current ratio calculated as 2.20, this value is acceptable if it lies in 1.3% to 3%. But its varies industry to industry. To strengthen these views, active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 1.10, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 0.00, sometimes its remain same with long term debt to equity ratio.

FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) also making a luring appeal, share price swings at $189.24 with percentage change of 0.44% in most recent trading session.

Profitability Valuation

The profit margin can answer significantly to find consistent trends in a firm’s earnings, the Co has positive 3.30% profit margin that indicates every dollar of sales a firm actually keeps in earnings, and the larger number indicates improving and vise worse. Gross profit margin, operating profit margin are its sub parts that firm has 70.40% and 5.80% respectively. Moving toward returns ratio, FDX has returns on investment of 7.80% which indicates firm’s investment efficiency or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.

While returns on assets calculated as 4.20% that gives an idea about how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. It has returns on equity of 13.00%, which is measuring a corporation’s profitability by revealing how much profit generates by FDX with the shareholders’ money. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 1.90 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of 0.28%.

Moving toward ratio analysis, it has current ratio of 1.50 and quick ratio was calculated as 1.50. The debt to equity ratio appeared as 0.94 for seeing its liquidity position. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 1.90 out of 1-5 scale with week’s performance of 0.28%.

 

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