3M CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. 3M CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.85 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 10.38% 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 ($mil)||7298.0||7719.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||1038.0||1179.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1916.0||2523.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||32718.0||31269.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||10797.0||6896.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||47.56||52.36|
|Return on Assets||14.77||15.84|
|Return on Equity||41.14||37.8|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||609.33||635.14|
|Div / share||1.03||0.86|
|Book value / share||19.28||20.64|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2718808.0||2792756.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 106.54 for the Industrial Conglomerates industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.88. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.64 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.48 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.69. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium.
|MMM 19.44||Peers 106.54||MMM 13.98||Peers 14.91|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
MMM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Average. 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.
MMM is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|MMM 16.45||Peers 19.50||MMM 2.31||Peers 1.75|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
MMM is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Premium. 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.
MMM trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|MMM 7.64||Peers 3.69||MMM 1.20||Peers -45.47|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
MMM is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
MMM is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|MMM 2.97||Peers 2.56||MMM -4.87||Peers 0.23|
Premium. 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.
MMM is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
MMM significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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