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Methanex Corp
MEOH : NASDAQ : Basic Materials
$68.53 0.91 | 1.35%
Today's Range: 67.57 - 68.86
Avg. Daily Volume: 731,100
09/23/14 - 10:46 AM ET

Financial Analysis


METHANEX CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased 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. METHANEX CORP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.73 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 30.32% 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 Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)791.31733.1
EBITDA ($mil)181.02136.12
EBIT ($mil)147.9107.17
Net Income ($mil)124.7854.0


Balance Sheet Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)647.48708.51
Total Assets ($mil)4146.813640.51
Total Debt ($mil)1149.581186.57
Equity ($mil)1812.511390.75


Profitability Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Gross Profit Margin22.8818.57
EBITDA Margin22.8718.56
Operating Margin18.6914.62
Sales Turnover0.820.73
Return on Assets11.69-0.77
Return on Equity26.74-2.02
Debt Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Current Ratio2.22.57
Debt/Capital0.390.46
Interest Expense15.5316.28
Interest Coverage9.536.58


Share Data Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)95.1695.33
Div / share0.250.2
EPS1.240.56
Book value / share19.0514.59
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume730199.0951140.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 24.10 for the Chemicals industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.94. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.68 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.33. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, METHANEX CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MEOH 14.13 Peers 24.10   MEOH 8.82 Peers 16.16

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

MEOH 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.

MEOH is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MEOH 11.82 Peers 19.70   MEOH 0.59 Peers 1.26

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

MEOH 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.

MEOH trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
MEOH 3.68 Peers 4.33   MEOH 1603.03 Peers 68.34

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.

MEOH is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

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

MEOH is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MEOH 1.96 Peers 2.50   MEOH 27.75 Peers 3.73

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.

MEOH is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

MEOH has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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