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H.B. Fuller Company
FUL : NYSE : Basic Materials
$46.76 0.02 | 0.04%
Today's Range: 46.63 - 46.92
Avg. Daily Volume: 268,400
08/27/14 - 1:41 PM ET

Financial Analysis


FULLER (H. B.) CO's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. FULLER (H. B.) CO has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.22 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 16.90% 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 Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)544.03519.02
EBITDA ($mil)75.1167.16
EBIT ($mil)57.5952.81
Net Income ($mil)20.5425.93


Balance Sheet Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)95.04161.19
Total Assets ($mil)1960.821773.85
Total Debt ($mil)566.05496.41
Equity ($mil)954.45816.41


Profitability Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Gross Profit Margin30.4331.01
EBITDA Margin13.812.93
Operating Margin10.5910.18
Sales Turnover1.061.13
Return on Assets4.348.73
Return on Equity8.811.76
Debt Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Current Ratio2.262.49
Debt/Capital0.370.38
Interest Expense5.735.24
Interest Coverage10.0610.07


Share Data Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)50.1950.22
Div / share0.120.1
EPS0.40.51
Book value / share19.0216.26
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume263757.0299208.0

Valuation


BUY. FULLER (H. B.) CO's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 23.93 for the Chemicals industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.76. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.39 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.30. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FUL 27.73 Peers 23.93   FUL 38.55 Peers 16.18

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

FUL is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

Premium. 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.

FUL is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FUL 12.63 Peers 19.54   FUL 0.50 Peers 1.28

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

FUL is trading at a 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.

FUL 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
FUL 2.39 Peers 4.30   FUL -13.23 Peers 61.16

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.

FUL 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, FUL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FUL 1.10 Peers 2.50   FUL 3.25 Peers 3.71

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.

FUL 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.

FUL trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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