MATTHEWS INTL CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||368.34||349.83|
|Net Income ($mil)||16.97||4.81|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||0.0||63.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||0.0||2024.05|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||729.26|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||38.44||40.33|
|Return on Assets||0.0||2.1|
|Return on Equity||0.0||5.52|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||32.97||32.88|
|Div / share||0.13||0.11|
|Book value / share||0.0||23.45|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||135456.0||98149.0|
BUY. MATTHEWS INTL CORP's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 29.06 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.93. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|MATW 30.51||Peers 29.06||MATW NA||Peers 14.34|
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.
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.
|MATW 15.90||Peers 21.66||MATW 0.24||Peers 1.17|
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 NA||Peers 4.55||MATW 24.18||Peers 138.75|
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, MATW is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|MATW 1.34||Peers 1.91||MATW 28.86||Peers 2.73|
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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