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Mueller Water Products Inc.
MWA : NYSE : Industrial Goods

$9.17 | %
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,148,200
04/15/14 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased 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. MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.73 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 34.81% 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 Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)257.4245.1
EBITDA ($mil)28.822.4
EBIT ($mil)14.17.6
Net Income ($mil)1.17.0


Balance Sheet Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)106.874.5
Total Assets ($mil)1269.71199.9
Total Debt ($mil)600.7623.0
Equity ($mil)321.8238.7


Profitability Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Gross Profit Margin31.7829.33
EBITDA Margin11.189.13
Operating Margin5.483.1
Sales Turnover0.890.88
Return on Assets2.74-7.45
Return on Equity12.89-1.55
Debt Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Current Ratio4.063.05
Debt/Capital0.650.72
Interest Expense12.613.5
Interest Coverage1.120.56


Share Data Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)159.0157.51
Div / share0.020.02
EPS0.01-0.03
Book value / share2.021.52
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1120071.01173603.0

Valuation


HOLD. MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 22.82 for the Machinery industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.29. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.47 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.52 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.32. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MWA 34.77 Peers 22.82   MWA 13.43 Peers 15.66

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

MWA is trading at a significant premium 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.

MWA is trading at a discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MWA 19.23 Peers 18.00   MWA 0.73 Peers 2.59

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

MWA is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Discount. 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.

MWA trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
MWA 4.47 Peers 3.32   MWA 1400.00 Peers 44.57

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.

MWA 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.

MWA 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
MWA 1.27 Peers 1.64   MWA 7.54 Peers 2.20

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.

MWA is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

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

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

 

 

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