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Sandstorm Gold Ltd
SAND : AMEX : Basic Materials
$4.63 | %
Today's Range: 4.56 - 4.79
Avg. Daily Volume: 854,700
09/19/14 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


SANDSTORM GOLD LTD'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 decreased, the net income has increased. SANDSTORM GOLD LTD is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 17.05 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 19.57% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)13.1513.35
EBITDA ($mil)7.176.79
EBIT ($mil)0.410.78
Net Income ($mil)3.04-14.98


Balance Sheet Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)111.3994.04
Total Assets ($mil)456.05418.55
Total Debt ($mil)2.20.0
Equity ($mil)443.31370.75


Profitability Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Gross Profit Margin66.8776.67
EBITDA Margin54.4750.84
Operating Margin3.155.83
Sales Turnover0.130.13
Return on Assets-8.32-4.82
Return on Equity-8.55-5.45
Debt Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Current Ratio17.0533.42
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.30.0
Interest Coverage1.40.0


Share Data Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)117.593.48
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.03-0.16
Book value / share3.773.97
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume949297.0615542.0

Valuation


SELL. This stock?s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.35 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.72 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.94. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, SANDSTORM GOLD LTD seems to be trading 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
SAND NM Peers 32.42   SAND 17.17 Peers 15.37

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

SAND's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

Premium. 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.

SAND is trading at a premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SAND NA Peers 49.38   SAND NA Peers 0.90

Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.

Ratio not available.

 

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.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
SAND 1.35 Peers 1.94   SAND -78.26 Peers -80.77

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.

SAND is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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

However, SAND is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SAND 10.02 Peers 2.67   SAND 5.91 Peers 49.39

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.

SAND is trading at a significant premium to its industry.

 

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

SAND significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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