Macys Cash Flow from Operations vs. Price to Earnings To Growth Fundamental AnalysisMacys is rated below average in price to earnings to growth category among related companies. It is rated below average in cash flow from operations category among related companies . PEG Ratio indicates potential value of an equity instrument and is calculated by dividing Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio into earnings growth rate.Most analysts and investors prefer this measure to a Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio because it incorporates future growth of a firm. The low PEG ratio usually implies that equity instrument is undervalued; where as PEG of 1 may indicate that an equity is reasonably priced under given expectations of future growth.
Generally speaking, PEG ratio is a 'quick and dirty' way to measure how the current price of a firm's stock relates to its earnings and growth rate. The main benefit of using PEG ratio is that investors can compare the relative valuations of companies within different industries without analyzing their P/E ratios.Operating Cash Flow reveals the quality of a company's reported earnings and is calculated by deducting company's income taxes from earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation (EBITDA). In other words, Operating Cash Flow refers to the amount of cash a firm generates from the sales or products or from rendering services. Operating Cash Flow typically excludes costs associated with long-term investments or investment in marketable securities and is usually used by investor or analyst to check on the quality of a company earnings.
Operating Cash Flow shows the difference between reported income and actual cash flows of the company. If a firm does not have enough cash or cash equivalents to cover its current liabilities, then both investors and management should be concerned about company having enough liquid resources to meet current and long term debt obligations.