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Sigma-Aldrich Corp
SIAL : NASDAQ : Basic Materials
$101.71 | %
Today's Range: 101.29 - 102.22
Avg. Daily Volume: 525,900
07/11/14 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


SIGMA-ALDRICH CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. SIGMA-ALDRICH CORP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.06 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. SIAL managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 13.47% 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 Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)689.0675.0
EBITDA ($mil)208.0201.0
EBIT ($mil)175.0166.0
Net Income ($mil)126.0122.0


Balance Sheet Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)754.0496.0
Total Assets ($mil)3853.03581.0
Total Debt ($mil)332.0389.0
Equity ($mil)2947.02597.0


Profitability Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Gross Profit Margin55.7356.15
EBITDA Margin30.1829.77
Operating Margin25.424.59
Sales Turnover0.710.74
Return on Assets12.8412.98
Return on Equity16.7917.9
Debt Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Current Ratio4.994.11
Debt/Capital0.10.13
Interest Expense2.02.0
Interest Coverage87.583.0


Share Data Q1 FY14 Q1 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)119.0120.0
Div / share0.230.22
EPS1.051.01
Book value / share24.7621.64
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume530120.0647814.0

Valuation


BUY. SIGMA-ALDRICH CORP's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 24.43 for the Chemicals industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.71. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.12 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.72 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.33. 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, SIGMA-ALDRICH CORP 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
SIAL 24.98 Peers 24.43   SIAL 18.41 Peers 16.75

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

SIAL is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

SIAL is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SIAL 21.83 Peers 20.17   SIAL 3.27 Peers 1.67

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

SIAL is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

Premium. 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.

SIAL trades at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
SIAL 4.12 Peers 4.33   SIAL 6.78 Peers 117.08

Average. 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.

SIAL is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.

 

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

However, SIAL 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
SIAL 4.47 Peers 2.56   SIAL 3.22 Peers 3.58

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.

SIAL 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.

SIAL trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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