U S SILICA HOLDINGS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly, but still managed to outperform when compared to the average company in its industry. U S SILICA HOLDINGS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 7.47 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. SLCA 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.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 39.42% 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 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||122.51||203.96|
|Net Income ($mil)||-10.66||14.82|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||470.24||327.81|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1268.3||1193.35|
|Total Debt ($mil)||490.87||494.19|
|Profitability||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||12.86||32.02|
|Return on Assets||-1.07||9.88|
|Return on Equity||-2.45||29.64|
|Debt||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Share Data||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||53.39||53.38|
|Div / share||0.06||0.13|
|Book value / share||10.4||7.46|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||2122327.0||1859113.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.42 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.92. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, U S SILICA HOLDINGS INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SLCA NM||Peers 53.38||SLCA NA||Peers 7.91|
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.
SLCA's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|SLCA NM||Peers 162.52||SLCA NA||Peers 0.12|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
SLCA's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
|SLCA 2.42||Peers 1.92||SLCA -112.44||Peers -108.83|
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.
SLCA is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, SLCA is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|SLCA 2.39||Peers 2.27||SLCA -37.65||Peers -29.94|
Average. 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.
SLCA is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
SLCA significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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