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Penford Corp
PENX : NASDAQ : Basic Materials
$18.83 | %
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 70,800
12/17/14 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


PENFORD CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. PENFORD CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.08 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 increased by 11.14% 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 Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)109.09117.43
EBITDA ($mil)7.961.78
EBIT ($mil)5.82-1.42
Net Income ($mil)2.96-0.95


Balance Sheet Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)0.190.22
Total Assets ($mil)239.19224.62
Total Debt ($mil)84.4579.52
Equity ($mil)92.1382.89


Profitability Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Gross Profit Margin17.149.19
EBITDA Margin7.291.51
Operating Margin5.33-1.21
Sales Turnover1.862.08
Return on Assets3.241.78
Return on Equity8.414.83
Debt Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Current Ratio2.522.53
Debt/Capital0.480.49
Interest Expense1.020.93
Interest Coverage5.71-1.53


Share Data Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)12.7412.5
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.23-0.08
Book value / share7.236.63
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume69674.083562.0

Valuation


HOLD. PENFORD CORP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 36.83 for the Chemicals industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.74. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.61 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.73. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, PENFORD CORP proves to trade at a discount 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
PENX 30.97 Peers 36.83   PENX 13.33 Peers 15.20

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

PENX 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.

PENX 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
PENX NA Peers 19.20   PENX 0.62 Peers 1.70

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

PENX is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

PENX 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
PENX 2.61 Peers 4.73   PENX 90.62 Peers 36.61

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

PENX is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

PENX 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
PENX 0.54 Peers 2.32   PENX -5.01 Peers 3.97

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.

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

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

PENX significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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