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Leggett & Platt Inc
LEG : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$46.60 | %
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 955,600
11/30/15 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

LEGGETT & PLATT INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. LEGGETT & PLATT INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.04 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.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 10.59% 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 ($mil)1009.1997.4
EBITDA ($mil)165.2100.0
EBIT ($mil)139.072.8
Net Income ($mil)95.248.2

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)251.2242.9
Total Assets ($mil)3066.23184.7
Total Debt ($mil)992.51000.8
Equity ($mil)1089.41218.5

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin25.9723.2
EBITDA Margin16.3710.02
Operating Margin13.777.3
Sales Turnover1.281.16
Return on Assets8.642.6
Return on Equity26.4915.31
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio1.841.25
Interest Expense10.310.4
Interest Coverage13.57.0

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)136.1137.6
Div / share0.320.31
Book value / share8.08.86
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume985610.01042543.0


BUY. LEGGETT & PLATT INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 23.82 for the Household Durables industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 22.01. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.88 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.27. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LEG 23.30 Peers 23.82   LEG 15.23 Peers 16.25

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

LEG is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

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

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LEG 20.03 Peers 17.03   LEG 0.56 Peers 0.75

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

LEG is trading at a significant 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.

LEG trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
LEG 5.88 Peers 3.27   LEG 55.38 Peers 95.93

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.

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

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LEG 1.63 Peers 1.18   LEG 6.44 Peers 16.69

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.

LEG is trading at a significant premium to its industry.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

LEG significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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