AGU : NYSE : Basic Materials
$107.93 | %
Today's Range: 106.93 - 108.44
Avg. Daily Volume: 440600.0
09/22/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

AGRIUM INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. AGRIUM INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.79 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 1.71% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)6319.06415.0
EBITDA ($mil)1025.0995.0
EBIT ($mil)869.0850.0
Net Income ($mil)557.0564.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)444.0428.0
Total Assets ($mil)17564.017151.0
Total Debt ($mil)5637.05588.0
Equity ($mil)6593.06482.0

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin25.4324.93
EBITDA Margin16.2215.51
Operating Margin13.7513.25
Sales Turnover0.770.82
Return on Assets3.255.06
Return on Equity8.6713.39
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio1.341.32
Interest Expense76.070.0
Interest Coverage11.4312.14

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)138.0138.0
Div / share0.880.88
Book value / share47.7846.97
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume434587.0440311.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 47.63 for the Chemicals industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.88. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.16 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.92. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, AGRIUM INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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AGU 24.82 Peers 47.63   AGU 11.02 Peers 16.70

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

AGU is trading at a significant discount to 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.

AGU is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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AGU 17.68 Peers 21.35   AGU 1.75 Peers 1.69

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

AGU is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Average. 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.

AGU trades at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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AGU 2.16 Peers 4.92   AGU -33.82 Peers -25.18

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.

AGU 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, AGU 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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AGU 1.05 Peers 2.35   AGU -3.61 Peers 9.42

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.

AGU 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.

AGU significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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