ACTUANT CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. ACTUANT CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.32 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 5.16% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||378.19||344.21|
|Net Income ($mil)||50.56||-92.98|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||129.63||161.42|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1947.71||1919.47|
|Total Debt ($mil)||390.0||392.5|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||41.58||42.2|
|Return on Assets||9.56||-2.32|
|Return on Equity||13.91||13.41|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||69.18||73.3|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||15.69||14.08|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||501811.0||641498.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.04 for the Machinery industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.81. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.11 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.29. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, ACTUANT CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|ATU 16.21||Peers 21.04||ATU 15.55||Peers 15.43|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
ATU 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.
ATU is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|ATU 14.93||Peers 18.21||ATU NM||Peers 1.20|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
ATU is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
ATU's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|ATU 2.11||Peers 3.29||ATU 9.67||Peers 848.13|
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.
ATU 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, ATU is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|ATU 1.67||Peers 1.62||ATU 7.68||Peers 3.19|
Average. 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.
ATU is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
ATU has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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