MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged 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. MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.47 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 unchanged 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 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||290.3||288.1|
|Net Income ($mil)||12.3||9.7|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||34.1||105.1|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1208.5||1282.9|
|Total Debt ($mil)||513.5||600.6|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||33.24||33.32|
|Return on Assets||3.04||2.99|
|Return on Equity||11.23||13.38|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||160.8||159.28|
|Div / share||0.02||0.02|
|Book value / share||2.04||2.04|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||957163.0||1385830.0|
BUY. MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 19.25 for the Machinery industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.25. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.19 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.63. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below 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.
|MWA 38.77||Peers 19.25||MWA 13.45||Peers 13.79|
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.
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.
MWA is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|MWA 15.51||Peers 17.94||MWA 1.88||Peers 2.17|
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 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 discount to its peers.
|MWA 4.19||Peers 3.63||MWA -18.52||Peers 3.93|
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 premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, MWA is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|MWA 1.15||Peers 1.58||MWA 4.67||Peers 0.89|
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 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.
MWA has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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