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Actuant Corp
ATU : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$20.80 up1.90 | 10.00%
Today's Range: 19.07 - 20.88
Avg. Daily Volume: 799,900
10/05/15 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ACTUANT CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. ACTUANT CORP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.54 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 32.81% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)300.38354.35
EBITDA ($mil)41.7961.91
EBIT ($mil)28.7848.21
Net Income ($mil)22.0835.59

Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)168.85109.01
Total Assets ($mil)1636.921856.88
Total Debt ($mil)588.28390.0
Equity ($mil)673.01001.71

Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin37.8142.15
EBITDA Margin13.9117.47
Operating Margin9.5813.6
Sales Turnover0.760.75
Return on Assets1.218.8
Return on Equity2.9514.12
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio2.381.82
Interest Expense7.376.1
Interest Coverage3.97.9

Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)59.566.29
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share11.3115.11
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume808653.0565963.0


HOLD. ACTUANT CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 18.24 for the Machinery industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.38. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.66 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.58 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.06. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ATU 56.76 Peers 18.24   ATU 8.64 Peers 12.17

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

ATU is trading at a significant premium 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.

ATU is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ATU 11.71 Peers 15.12   ATU 0.19 Peers 3.66

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.


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.

ATU trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ATU 1.66 Peers 3.06   ATU -83.08 Peers 2.53

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.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ATU 0.89 Peers 1.33   ATU -10.76 Peers 0.22

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.

ATU 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.

ATU significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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