MDU RESOURCES GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. MDU RESOURCES GROUP INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.71 which shows a lack of 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 23.53% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1062.49||1048.29|
|Net Income ($mil)||52.53||84.26|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||84.59||81.86|
|Total Assets ($mil)||6627.61||7809.98|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1916.73||2094.73|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||11.12||12.13|
|Return on Assets||-9.39||3.81|
|Return on Equity||6.22||5.81|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||195.27||194.22|
|Div / share||0.19||0.18|
|Book value / share||12.27||16.14|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1084981.0||1574608.0|
BUY. MDU RESOURCES GROUP INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 20.17 for the Multi-Utilities industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 23.87. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.63 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.72 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.49. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|MDU 26.05||Peers 20.17||MDU 6.11||Peers 8.02|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
MDU is trading at a significant premium 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.
MDU is trading at a discount to its peers.
|MDU 16.05||Peers 17.93||MDU 0.57||Peers 1.47|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
MDU is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
MDU trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|MDU 1.63||Peers 2.49||MDU -18.09||Peers -0.73|
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.
MDU 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, MDU is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|MDU 0.93||Peers 2.45||MDU 1.86||Peers -5.16|
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.
MDU 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.
MDU has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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