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Iron Mountain Inc
IRM : NYSE : Technology
$28.06 | %
Today's Range: 27.88 - 28.35
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,665,100
11/27/15 - 1:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

IRON MOUNTAIN INC'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. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. IRON MOUNTAIN INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.17 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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 33.22% 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 ($mil)746.53782.7
EBITDA ($mil)227.84235.29
EBIT ($mil)141.34146.1
Net Income ($mil)23.110.07

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)492.9217.85
Total Assets ($mil)6669.826636.34
Total Debt ($mil)5174.294392.49
Equity ($mil)607.2455.77

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin57.4557.1
EBITDA Margin30.5130.06
Operating Margin18.9318.67
Sales Turnover0.450.47
Return on Assets1.955.43
Return on Equity21.3379.43
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio1.350.61
Interest Expense66.2764.38
Interest Coverage2.132.27

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)211.08193.68
Div / share0.484.09
Book value / share2.882.35
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1688222.01773963.0


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 43.09 for the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 22.01. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 9.88 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.66. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, IRON MOUNTAIN INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
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IRM 46.57 Peers 43.09   IRM 12.84 Peers 18.12

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

IRM is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

IRM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
IRM 21.04 Peers 41.63   IRM NA Peers 2.77

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

IRM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Neutral. 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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
IRM 9.88 Peers 3.66   IRM -67.56 Peers 95.88

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.

IRM is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


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

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

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  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
IRM 1.98 Peers 7.88   IRM -2.40 Peers 17.82

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.

IRM 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.

IRM significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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