Abbott Laboratories

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ABT : NYSE : Health Technology
$59.01 up 0.02 | 0.034%
Today's Range: 58.8 - 59.4
Avg. Daily Volume: 6703800.0
02/22/18 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ABBOTT LABORATORIES's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased.

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Income Statement Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)7589.05333.0
EBITDA ($mil)0.01415.0
EBIT ($mil)1128.01096.0
Net Income ($mil)-828.0798.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)0.018775.0
Total Assets ($mil)0.052666.0
Total Debt ($mil)0.022006.0
Equity ($mil)0.020538.0

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin51.3961.11
EBITDA Margin0.026.53
Operating Margin14.8620.55
Sales Turnover0.00.4
Return on Assets0.02.65
Return on Equity0.05.17
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio0.04.02
Interest Expense0.052.0
Interest Coverage0.021.08

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)1740.61472.87
Div / share0.270.26
Book value / share0.013.94
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume6868343.05597621.0


BUY. ABBOTT LABORATORIES's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 106.37 for the Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.51. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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ABT 313.16 Peers 106.37   ABT NA Peers 51.45

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

ABT is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

Ratio not available.

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  Price to
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ABT 18.59 Peers 26.79   ABT 1.04 Peers 0.85

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

ABT 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.

ABT trades at a premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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ABT NA Peers 5.71   ABT -73.24 Peers -2.55

Neutral. 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.

Ratio not available.


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

However, ABT is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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ABT 3.78 Peers 5.74   ABT 31.34 Peers 16.53

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.

ABT 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.

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



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