MATTHEWS INTL CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. MATTHEWS INTL CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.48 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 27.63% 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||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||349.39||246.84|
|Net Income ($mil)||9.58||11.33|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||76.0||61.59|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1921.11||1228.06|
|Total Debt ($mil)||696.63||377.64|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||41.26||40.45|
|Return on Assets||2.54||4.2|
|Return on Equity||6.75||9.09|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||32.96||27.35|
|Div / share||0.13||0.11|
|Book value / share||22.0||20.77|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||86035.0||112590.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 32.34 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.55. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.48 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.03. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|MATW 34.16||Peers 32.34||MATW 15.23||Peers 15.24|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
MATW 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.
MATW is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|MATW 16.32||Peers 21.80||MATW 0.36||Peers 1.56|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
MATW is trading at a discount 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.
MATW trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|MATW 2.48||Peers 6.03||MATW -14.44||Peers 92.68|
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.
MATW 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, MATW is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|MATW 1.36||Peers 1.98||MATW 34.95||Peers 5.90|
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.
MATW is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
MATW has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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