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Anglogold Ashanti Ltd
AU : NYSE : Basic Materials
$16.37 up0.68 | 4.33%
Today's Range: 15.90 - 16.48
Avg. Daily Volume: 5,634,100
05/06/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.94 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 14.58% 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 ($mil)1052.01250.0
EBITDA ($mil)340.0370.0
EBIT ($mil)126.0150.0
Net Income ($mil)65.0-58.0


Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)508.0483.0
Total Assets ($mil)7284.09134.0
Total Debt ($mil)2737.03721.0
Equity ($mil)2430.02845.0


Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin40.5935.52
EBITDA Margin32.3129.6
Operating Margin11.9812.0
Sales Turnover0.570.56
Return on Assets-1.16-0.63
Return on Equity1.27-2.6
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio1.911.68
Debt/Capital0.530.57
Interest Expense50.068.0
Interest Coverage2.522.21


Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)405.27404.01
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.16-0.1
Book value / share6.07.04
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume5687518.03564257.0

Valuation


HOLD. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 126.27 for the Metals & Mining industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 23.99. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.58 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.84. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD proves to trade at a premium 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
AU 172.11 Peers 126.27   AU 5.51 Peers 10.38

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

AU 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.

AU 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
AU 18.01 Peers 81.35   AU 0.20 Peers 6.41

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

AU is trading at a significant discount to 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.

AU trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
AU 2.58 Peers 1.84   AU 150.00 Peers -259.74

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

AU is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

AU is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AU 1.52 Peers 3.03   AU -18.50 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.

AU 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.

AU significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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