MASTEC INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. MASTEC INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.50 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 18.69% 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 ($mil)||1104.56||977.62|
|Net Income ($mil)||32.05||34.94|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||15.92||13.3|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3395.87||2820.91|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1165.58||856.4|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||13.91||15.85|
|Return on Assets||3.99||4.12|
|Return on Equity||12.97||14.03|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||81.77||76.73|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||13.29||11.93|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1149586.0||1065808.0|
BUY. MASTEC INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 22.26 for the Construction & Engineering industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.94. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.37 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.12. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, MASTEC INC seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|MTZ 19.08||Peers 22.26||MTZ 10.22||Peers 16.81|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
MTZ is trading at a 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.
MTZ is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|MTZ 14.57||Peers 24.70||MTZ NM||Peers 3.73|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
MTZ is trading at a discount to its peers.
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.
MTZ's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|MTZ 2.37||Peers 2.12||MTZ 5.76||Peers 38.54|
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.
MTZ is trading at a premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, MTZ is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|MTZ 0.57||Peers 0.61||MTZ 15.43||Peers 13.58|
Average. 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.
MTZ is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
MTZ has a sales growth rate that exceeds its peers.
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