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Altria Group Inc
MO : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$48.99 | %
Today's Range: 48.70 - 49.45
Avg. Daily Volume: 6,452,800
07/02/15 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ALTRIA GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. ALTRIA GROUP INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.44 which clearly shows a lack of 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 significantly decreased by 38.44% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)4272.04008.0
EBITDA ($mil)1957.01786.0
EBIT ($mil)1908.01736.0
Net Income ($mil)1018.01175.0


Balance Sheet Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)3717.03620.0
Total Assets ($mil)34212.035406.0
Total Debt ($mil)13901.013992.0
Equity ($mil)2533.04115.0


Profitability Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Gross Profit Margin58.9757.41
EBITDA Margin45.844.56
Operating Margin44.6643.31
Sales Turnover0.530.5
Return on Assets14.3612.21
Return on Equity193.95105.1
Debt Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Current Ratio0.810.92
Debt/Capital0.850.77
Interest Expense209.0153.0
Interest Coverage9.1311.35


Share Data Q1 FY15 Q1 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)1967.161986.72
Div / share0.520.48
EPS0.520.59
Book value / share1.292.07
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume6563941.07111045.0

Valuation


BUY. ALTRIA GROUP INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 20.84 for the Tobacco industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.55. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 38.18 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 18.57. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MO 19.66 Peers 20.84   MO 19.16 Peers 18.93

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

MO is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

MO is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MO 16.17 Peers 10.79   MO 2.10 Peers 0.66

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

MO is trading at a significant premium to 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.

MO trades at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
MO 38.18 Peers 18.57   MO 15.74 Peers -8.98

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.

MO 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.

MO 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
MO 5.31 Peers 4.71   MO 2.88 Peers -5.70

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.

MO is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.

 

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

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

 

 

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