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Kronos Worldwide Inc
KRO : NYSE : Basic Materials
$6.37 -0.16 | -2.50%
Today's Range: 6.40 - 6.58
Avg. Daily Volume: 389,000
11/27/15 - 9:37 AM ET

Financial Analysis

KRONOS WORLDWIDE INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in net income underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the revenue growth did not.

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Income Statement Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)336.5414.8
EBITDA ($mil)0.057.7
EBIT ($mil)-1.845.4
Net Income ($mil)-11.831.9

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)0.0153.2
Total Assets ($mil)0.01651.4
Total Debt ($mil)0.0349.6
Equity ($mil)0.0900.9

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin12.8426.04
EBITDA Margin0.013.91
Operating Margin-0.5310.95
Sales Turnover0.01.0
Return on Assets0.04.97
Return on Equity0.09.12
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio0.04.25
Interest Expense4.33.9
Interest Coverage-0.4211.64

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)115.88115.87
Div / share0.150.15
Book value / share0.07.77
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume396047.0304082.0


SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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premium   discount
KRO NM Peers 23.22   KRO NA Peers 14.93

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

KRO's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

Ratio not available.

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premium   discount
  Price to
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premium   discount
KRO 40.71 Peers 18.68   KRO NA Peers 3.27

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

KRO is trading at a significant 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.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
KRO NA Peers 5.65   KRO -259.72 Peers -94.25

Neutral. 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.

Ratio not available.


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

However, KRO 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
KRO 0.51 Peers 2.08   KRO -12.86 Peers -4.88

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.

KRO 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.

KRO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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