STILLWATER MINING CO's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 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. STILLWATER MINING CO is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 6.76 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.89% 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 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||185.38||249.89|
|Net Income ($mil)||-27.48||17.89|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||531.18||501.9|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1378.67||1389.91|
|Total Debt ($mil)||304.19||318.06|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||-3.38||24.14|
|Return on Assets||2.05||-17.41|
|Return on Equity||3.09||-27.71|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||120.82||119.97|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||7.58||7.28|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1930265.0||1071956.0|
HOLD. STILLWATER MINING CO's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 23.26 for the Metals & Mining industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.03. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.20 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.67 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.28. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|SWC 45.40||Peers 23.26||SWC 5.86||Peers 7.01|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
SWC is trading at a significant premium 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.
SWC is trading at a discount to its peers.
|SWC 14.65||Peers 23.90||SWC NM||Peers 4.84|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
SWC is trading at a discount to its peers.
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.
SWC's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|SWC 1.20||Peers 1.28||SWC 109.75||Peers -97.35|
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.
SWC is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
SWC is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|SWC 1.28||Peers 1.93||SWC -13.28||Peers -2.95|
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.
SWC 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.
SWC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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