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Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc.
SWM : NYSE : Consumer Goods

$40.29 0.28 | 0.70%
Today's Range: 39.97 - 40.50
Avg. Daily Volume: 268,200
04/17/14 - 4:04 PM ET

Financial Analysis


SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTL INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2013 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTL INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.71 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company managed to increase its liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 9.69% 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 Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Net Sales ($mil)196.5194.7
EBITDA ($mil)49.151.4
EBIT ($mil)38.841.6
Net Income ($mil)-9.716.5


Balance Sheet Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)272.0151.2
Total Assets ($mil)1224.4886.7
Total Debt ($mil)385.4156.0
Equity ($mil)561.4511.8


Profitability Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Gross Profit Margin36.7438.57
EBITDA Margin24.9826.39
Operating Margin19.7521.37
Sales Turnover0.630.88
Return on Assets6.218.99
Return on Equity13.9820.33
Debt Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Current Ratio3.733.01
Debt/Capital0.410.23
Interest Expense0.90.8
Interest Coverage43.1152.0


Share Data Q4 FY13 Q4 FY12
Shares outstanding (mil)31.4231.2
Div / share0.360.15
EPS-0.350.96
Book value / share17.8716.4
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume261963.0180103.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 17.28 for the Paper & Forest Products industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.59. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.24 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.56 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.10. The price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is significantly above the industry average, indicating a premium.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SWM 16.07 Peers 17.28   SWM 7.06 Peers 7.99

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

SWM is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

SWM is trading at a discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SWM 11.18 Peers 15.65   SWM 0.40 Peers 0.71

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

SWM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. 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.

SWM trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
SWM 2.24 Peers 2.10   SWM -24.32 Peers 291.09

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.

SWM 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, SWM 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
SWM 1.63 Peers 1.00   SWM -0.74 Peers 15.65

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.

SWM 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.

SWM significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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