SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTL INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTL INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.13 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 17.40% 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 ($mil)||188.0||204.7|
|Net Income ($mil)||18.8||23.2|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||267.3||277.9|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1134.1||1247.7|
|Total Debt ($mil)||442.8||447.6|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||32.5||34.54|
|Return on Assets||7.52||5.54|
|Return on Equity||19.62||13.49|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||30.44||30.46|
|Div / share||0.38||0.36|
|Book value / share||14.28||17.28|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||128785.0||141386.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 18.59 for the Paper & Forest Products industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.25. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.73 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.95. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTL INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SWM 13.99||Peers 18.59||SWM 7.49||Peers 7.42|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
SWM is trading at a discount to 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.
SWM is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|SWM 10.61||Peers 14.46||SWM 0.73||Peers 0.65|
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 discount 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.
SWM trades at a premium to its peers.
|SWM 2.73||Peers 2.95||SWM 23.45||Peers -2.95|
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.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
SWM is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|SWM 1.53||Peers 1.26||SWM -0.69||Peers -3.16|
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 premium to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
SWM has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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