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MAN : NYSE : Services
$90.52 up0.07 | 0.08%
Today's Range: 90.11 - 91.16
Avg. Daily Volume: 689,300
11/25/15 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

MANPOWERGROUP'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. MANPOWERGROUP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.42 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 decreased by 13.80% 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 ($mil)4972.55416.0
EBITDA ($mil)228.0233.4
EBIT ($mil)208.5212.3
Net Income ($mil)123.9130.5

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)652.5660.7
Total Assets ($mil)7444.47380.7
Total Debt ($mil)878.7483.9
Equity ($mil)2620.23039.9

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin17.5317.11
EBITDA Margin4.584.3
Operating Margin4.193.92
Sales Turnover2.622.83
Return on Assets5.545.57
Return on Equity15.7413.53
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio1.471.5
Interest Expense9.29.6
Interest Coverage22.6622.11

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)73.679.12
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share35.638.42
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume730710.0613848.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 28.32 for the Professional Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.93. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.54 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.22. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, MANPOWERGROUP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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MAN 17.27 Peers 28.32   MAN 14.06 Peers 15.94

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

MAN is trading at a significant discount to 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.

MAN is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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MAN 15.42 Peers 21.29   MAN NM Peers 0.71

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

MAN is trading at a 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.

MAN's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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MAN 2.54 Peers 5.22   MAN 3.35 Peers 24.13

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.

MAN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

However, MAN 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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MAN 0.34 Peers 3.16   MAN -6.69 Peers 8.20

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.

MAN 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.

MAN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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