ATMOS ENERGY CORP's gross profit margin for the third 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. ATMOS ENERGY CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.38 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.90% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||686.4||943.17|
|Net Income ($mil)||56.28||45.72|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||43.15||51.42|
|Total Assets ($mil)||8884.49||8357.19|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2707.28||2455.91|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||27.11||18.08|
|Return on Assets||3.54||3.27|
|Return on Equity||9.73||8.77|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||101.34||100.35|
|Div / share||0.39||0.37|
|Book value / share||31.96||31.06|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||467635.0||533797.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 23.95 for the Gas Utilities industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.51. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.76 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.03. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, ATMOS ENERGY CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|ATO 18.21||Peers 23.95||ATO 6.88||Peers 6.72|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
ATO is trading at a discount to its peers.
Average. 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.
ATO is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|ATO 17.31||Peers 19.57||ATO 5.99||Peers 20.74|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
ATO is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
ATO trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|ATO 1.76||Peers 2.03||ATO 8.04||Peers 34.81|
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.
ATO is trading at a discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, ATO is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|ATO 1.34||Peers 1.50||ATO -11.85||Peers -7.79|
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.
ATO is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
ATO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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