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Agrium Inc
AGU : : Basic Materials
$86.12 | %
Today's Range: 85.76 - 87.11
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,033,700
04/29/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AGRIUM INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. AGRIUM INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.54 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 10.13% 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 Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)2407.02705.0
EBITDA ($mil)474.0262.0
EBIT ($mil)339.0124.0
Net Income ($mil)201.047.0


Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)657.0942.0
Total Assets ($mil)16377.017108.0
Total Debt ($mil)5356.05097.0
Equity ($mil)6003.06680.0


Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin40.0929.13
EBITDA Margin19.699.68
Operating Margin14.084.58
Sales Turnover0.90.94
Return on Assets6.034.17
Return on Equity16.4511.85
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio1.361.26
Debt/Capital0.470.43
Interest Expense73.040.0
Interest Coverage4.643.1


Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)138.0144.0
Div / share0.880.78
EPS1.450.46
Book value / share43.546.39
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1034356.0704821.0

Valuation


BUY. AGRIUM INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 23.06 for the Chemicals industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.17. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.98 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.07. 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, AGRIUM INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AGU 12.36 Peers 23.06   AGU 7.14 Peers 18.11

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

AGU 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.

AGU 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
AGU 12.28 Peers 19.40   AGU NM Peers 2.56

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

AGU is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Neutral. 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.

AGU's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
AGU 1.98 Peers 5.07   AGU 26.31 Peers 63.35

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.

AGU 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, AGU 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
AGU 0.80 Peers 2.18   AGU -7.78 Peers -3.72

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.

AGU 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.

AGU significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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