MFC INDUSTRIAL LTD's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly decreased 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. MFC INDUSTRIAL LTD has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.04 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, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 4.00% 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||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||394.04||166.97|
|Net Income ($mil)||7.08||6.81|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||186.59||331.02|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1451.31||1352.13|
|Total Debt ($mil)||455.19||382.23|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||10.91||21.99|
|Return on Assets||0.5||13.85|
|Return on Equity||1.02||25.17|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||63.09||62.55|
|Div / share||0.06||0.06|
|Book value / share||11.33||11.9|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||97116.0||156822.0|
HOLD. MFC INDUSTRIAL LTD's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 32.18 for the Trading Companies & Distributors industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.94. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.67 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.01. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|MIL 68.73||Peers 32.18||MIL NM||Peers 18.23|
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 19.20||MIL NA||Peers 2.31|
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 0.67||Peers 4.01||MIL -96.33||Peers 26.08|
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 0.45||Peers 2.27||MIL 75.71||Peers 21.62|
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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