AK STEEL HOLDING CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. AK STEEL HOLDING CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.61 which shows a lack of ability to cover 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 decreased by 22.95% 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||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1518.8||1750.9|
|Net Income ($mil)||-13.6||-306.3|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||113.0||89.4|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3987.3||4556.3|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2336.4||2528.8|
|Profitability||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||10.88||9.05|
|Return on Assets||-5.42||-6.95|
|Return on Equity||0.0||0.0|
|Debt||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Share Data||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||178.38||177.81|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-5.55||-4.53|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||8266740.0||6067993.0|
HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Along with this, the price-to-book ratio is also meaningless due to a negative book value for the company, making any comparisons useless. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|AKS NM||Peers 126.27||AKS 2.62||Peers 10.38|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
AKS's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
AKS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|AKS 25.20||Peers 81.35||AKS NA||Peers 6.41|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
AKS's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
Ratio not available.
|AKS NM||Peers 1.84||AKS 33.34||Peers -259.74|
Neutral. 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.
AKS's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
AKS is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|AKS 0.14||Peers 3.03||AKS -6.00||Peers 11.81|
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.
AKS 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.
AKS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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