MATTHEWS INTL CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. MATTHEWS INTL CORP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.52 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 36.49% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||343.58||229.95|
|Net Income ($mil)||14.95||7.91|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||69.48||62.87|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1971.47||1217.3|
|Total Debt ($mil)||720.15||377.14|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||40.78||39.42|
|Return on Assets||2.57||4.48|
|Return on Equity||6.66||9.77|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||32.98||27.33|
|Div / share||0.13||0.11|
|Book value / share||23.09||20.41|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||99555.0||119757.0|
BUY. MATTHEWS INTL CORP's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 27.14 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.65. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.21 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.85 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.56. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|MATW 29.65||Peers 27.14||MATW 19.30||Peers 14.23|
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.
Premium. 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 significant premium to its peers.
|MATW 15.05||Peers 21.92||MATW 0.31||Peers 1.13|
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 2.21||Peers 5.56||MATW -12.70||Peers 261.89|
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 1.38||Peers 2.01||MATW 23.29||Peers 5.68|
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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