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Anixter International Inc
AXE : NYSE : Services

$97.79 | %
Today's Range: 97.15 - 98.87
Avg. Daily Volume: 346,100
04/17/14 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ANIXTER INTL INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2013 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. ANIXTER INTL INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.37 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, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 5.92% 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 Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Net Sales ($mil)1598.51544.4
EBITDA ($mil)104.893.6
EBIT ($mil)97.385.3
Net Income ($mil)58.15.1


Balance Sheet Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)57.389.4
Total Assets ($mil)2860.83089.6
Total Debt ($mil)836.0983.1
Equity ($mil)1027.4969.9


Profitability Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Gross Profit Margin23.722.74
EBITDA Margin6.556.06
Operating Margin6.095.52
Sales Turnover2.182.02
Return on Assets7.04.03
Return on Equity19.512.84
Debt Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Current Ratio2.522.53
Debt/Capital0.450.5
Interest Expense11.216.2
Interest Coverage8.695.27


Share Data Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Shares outstanding (mil)32.8532.54
Div / share5.00.0
EPS1.750.16
Book value / share31.2729.81
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume345195.0154001.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 24.43 for the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.29. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.13 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.52 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.51. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, ANIXTER INTL INC seems to be trading at a discount 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
AXE 16.22 Peers 24.43   AXE 9.61 Peers 16.82

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

AXE is trading at a significant discount 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.

AXE 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
AXE 13.74 Peers 24.20   AXE 2.39 Peers 2.03

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

AXE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Premium. 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.

AXE trades at a premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
AXE 3.13 Peers 2.51   AXE 65.20 Peers 19.90

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.

AXE is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

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

AXE 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
AXE 0.52 Peers 2.71   AXE -0.43 Peers 6.47

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.

AXE 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.

AXE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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