AmTrust Financial Services Inc. (New York)Find Ratings Reports
AMTRUST FINANCIAL SERVICES's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.42% from the same quarter last year.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1437.26||1437.09|
|Net Income ($mil)||-252.39||87.26|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1804.54||1716.73|
|Total Assets ($mil)||25218.63||22614.67|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1532.16||1599.54|
|Profitability||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||-15.75||7.31|
|Return on Assets||-1.38||1.81|
|Return on Equity||-13.01||11.1|
|Debt||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Share Data||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||196.05||170.51|
|Div / share||0.17||0.34|
|Book value / share||16.27||19.17|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1535678.0||1705650.0|
SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.78 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.15 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.96. 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, AMTRUST FINANCIAL SERVICES proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|AFSI NM||Peers 21.15||AFSI NM||Peers 19.71|
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.
AFSI's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
AFSI's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|AFSI 7.88||Peers 14.17||AFSI NA||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.
AFSI is trading at a discount to its peers.
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.
|AFSI 0.78||Peers 1.96||AFSI -207.21||Peers -8.29|
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.
AFSI 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, AFSI is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|AFSI 0.42||Peers 1.48||AFSI 8.36||Peers 9.80|
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.
AFSI 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.
AFSI trails its peers on the basis of sales growth