MFC INDUSTRIAL LTD's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. MFC INDUSTRIAL LTD has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.30 which shows that technically this company has the 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 remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 4.17% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||389.65||220.71|
|Net Income ($mil)||-18.46||-12.56|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||298.26||338.93|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1458.68||1318.6|
|Total Debt ($mil)||474.46||364.52|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||2.4||10.16|
|Return on Assets||0.05||0.73|
|Return on Equity||0.12||1.38|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||63.09||62.55|
|Div / share||0.12||0.06|
|Book value / share||10.63||11.18|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||151859.0||216305.0|
HOLD. MFC INDUSTRIAL LTD's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 20.10 for the Trading Companies & Distributors industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.38. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.40 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.78. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|MIL 422.00||Peers 20.10||MIL NM||Peers 17.79|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
MIL is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Neutral. 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.
MIL's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|MIL NA||Peers 22.84||MIL NA||Peers 3.18|
Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.
Ratio not available.
Neutral. 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.
Ratio not available.
|MIL 0.40||Peers 3.78||MIL -93.34||Peers 29.19|
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.
MIL 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, MIL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|MIL 0.19||Peers 1.76||MIL 73.79||Peers 38.24|
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.
MIL 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.
MIL has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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