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H.B. Fuller Company
FUL : NYSE : Basic Materials
$36.45 | %
Today's Range: 35.86 - 36.71
Avg. Daily Volume: 239,700
08/28/15 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


FULLER (H. B.) CO's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. 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.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 6.98% 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 FY15 Q2 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)540.76544.03
EBITDA ($mil)67.2875.11
EBIT ($mil)48.3657.59
Net Income ($mil)25.1720.54


Balance Sheet Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)79.4695.04
Total Assets ($mil)2090.761960.82
Total Debt ($mil)736.9566.05
Equity ($mil)887.76954.45


Profitability Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Gross Profit Margin31.0430.43
EBITDA Margin12.4413.8
Operating Margin8.9410.59
Sales Turnover1.01.06
Return on Assets2.364.34
Return on Equity5.728.8
Debt Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Current Ratio2.222.26
Debt/Capital0.450.37
Interest Expense6.245.73
Interest Coverage7.7510.06


Share Data Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)50.5150.19
Div / share0.130.12
EPS0.510.4
Book value / share17.5819.02
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume238236.0240364.0

Valuation


BUY. FULLER (H. B.) CO's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 24.69 for the Chemicals industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.03. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.05 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.67 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.17. 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 36.44 Peers 24.69   FUL 10.12 Peers 29.65

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

FUL 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.

FUL 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
FUL 12.23 Peers 17.16   FUL 0.25 Peers 3.00

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 2.05 Peers 5.17   FUL -39.64 Peers -5.22

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 0.87 Peers 2.07   FUL 0.37 Peers 0.99

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 significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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