STILLWATER MINING CO's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. STILLWATER MINING CO is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 7.24 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. SWC 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 10.41% 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 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||200.52||219.5|
|Net Income ($mil)||23.0||19.57|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||541.17||474.25|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1409.04||1358.85|
|Total Debt ($mil)||300.11||314.31|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||23.92||23.19|
|Return on Assets||5.23||-19.51|
|Return on Equity||7.84||-31.15|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||120.62||119.73|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||7.79||7.11|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1179473.0||1260310.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 66.98 for the Metals & Mining industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.31. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.48 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.39. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, STILLWATER MINING CO seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SWC 20.26||Peers 66.98||SWC 6.29||Peers 8.12|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
SWC is trading at a significant 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.
SWC is trading at a discount to its peers.
|SWC 13.92||Peers 20.44||SWC 5.68||Peers 5.34|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
SWC is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. 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 trades at a valuation on par to its peers.
|SWC 1.48||Peers 1.39||SWC 125.56||Peers -55.25|
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 1.51||Peers 2.10||SWC -8.31||Peers 19.71|
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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