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Thompson Creek Metals Co Inc
TC : NYSE : Basic Materials
$1.29 | %
Today's Range: 1.28 - 1.34
Avg. Daily Volume: 983,100
04/24/15 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis


THOMPSON CREEK METALS CO INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. THOMPSON CREEK METALS CO INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.78 which shows the ability to cover 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 decreased by 19.77% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)168.0117.1
EBITDA ($mil)-75.6-200.3
EBIT ($mil)-98.1-214.1
Net Income ($mil)-135.6-210.5


Balance Sheet Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)267.2236.4
Total Assets ($mil)2846.33085.5
Total Debt ($mil)944.71012.8
Equity ($mil)887.51106.2


Profitability Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Gross Profit Margin-38.93-165.16
EBITDA Margin-45.0-171.05
Operating Margin-58.39-182.84
Sales Turnover0.280.14
Return on Assets-4.36-6.96
Return on Equity-13.99-19.43
Debt Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Current Ratio2.542.75
Debt/Capital0.520.48
Interest Expense23.724.7
Interest Coverage-4.14-8.67


Share Data Q4 FY14 Q4 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)214.15171.45
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.63-1.24
Book value / share4.146.45
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1001716.01260499.0

Valuation


SELL. 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 0.32 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.49. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, THOMPSON CREEK METALS CO INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
TC NM Peers 24.31   TC 1.54 Peers 8.69

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.

TC's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

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.

TC is trading at a significant 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
TC NA Peers 20.91   TC NA Peers 1.40

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

Ratio not available.

 

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
TC 0.32 Peers 1.49   TC 50.79 Peers 77.95

Discount. 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.

TC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, TC 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
TC 0.35 Peers 2.31   TC 85.70 Peers 47.94

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.

TC is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

TC has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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