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Iron Mountain Inc
IRM : NYSE : Technology
$34.40 -0.23 | -0.66%
Today's Range: 34.38 - 34.79
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,870,200
07/23/14 - 4:04 PM ET

Financial Analysis


IRON MOUNTAIN INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. IRON MOUNTAIN INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.96 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 6.43% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)770.13747.03
EBITDA ($mil)228.2227.48
EBIT ($mil)141.77147.28
Net Income ($mil)41.6719.39


Balance Sheet Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)203.77263.61
Total Assets ($mil)6706.626298.18
Total Debt ($mil)4343.693849.71
Equity ($mil)1042.821114.56


Profitability Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Gross Profit Margin56.4857.02
EBITDA Margin29.6330.45
Operating Margin18.4119.71
Sales Turnover0.450.48
Return on Assets1.782.15
Return on Equity11.6512.3
Debt Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Current Ratio1.141.19
Debt/Capital0.810.78
Interest Expense63.8463.41
Interest Coverage2.222.32


Share Data Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)191.92190.61
Div / share0.270.27
EPS0.220.1
Book value / share5.435.85
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1854173.01709675.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 49.40 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.42. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.41 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.68 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.43. The current price-to-sales ratio is above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, IRON MOUNTAIN INC proves to trade at a premium 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
IRM 55.32 Peers 49.40   IRM 14.63 Peers 13.33

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

IRM is trading at a premium 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.

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

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
IRM 23.39 Peers 21.82   IRM NA Peers 5.34

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

IRM is trading at a premium 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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
IRM 6.41 Peers 4.43   IRM -21.25 Peers 39.19

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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
IRM 2.19 Peers 1.98   IRM 1.43 Peers 33.17

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.

IRM is trading at a premium 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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