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Hexcel Corp
HXL : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$47.15 | %
Today's Range: 46.59 - 47.25
Avg. Daily Volume: 765,700
11/27/15 - 1:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis

HEXCEL CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. HEXCEL CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.08 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 increased by 6.04% 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 Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)448.8451.9
EBITDA ($mil)97.396.8
EBIT ($mil)78.079.0
Net Income ($mil)53.555.8

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)43.237.7
Total Assets ($mil)2240.71959.8
Total Debt ($mil)596.4432.8
Equity ($mil)1195.31127.2

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin31.9530.94
EBITDA Margin21.6821.42
Operating Margin17.3817.48
Sales Turnover0.830.92
Return on Assets10.5410.38
Return on Equity19.7618.06
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio2.622.57
Interest Expense4.62.1
Interest Coverage16.9637.62

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)94.595.4
Div / share0.10.0
Book value / share12.6511.82
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume803364.0571342.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 23.05 for the Aerospace & Defense industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.93. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.68 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.44. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, HEXCEL CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
HXL 19.26 Peers 23.05   HXL 15.24 Peers 15.51

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

HXL is trading at a discount to its peers.


Average. 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.

HXL is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
HXL 18.14 Peers 18.10   HXL 2.27 Peers 5.21

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

HXL is trading at a premium 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.

HXL trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
HXL 3.68 Peers 8.44   HXL 18.62 Peers 20.67

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.

HXL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

HXL is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
HXL 2.36 Peers 1.64   HXL 3.18 Peers 1.67

Premium. 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.

HXL is trading at a significant premium to its industry.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

HXL has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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