AGU : NYSE : Basic Materials
$91.40 | %
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00
Avg. Daily Volume: 818,100
07/28/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AGRIUM INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in net income underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the revenue growth did not. AGRIUM INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.44 which clearly 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.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.48% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)2725.02872.0
EBITDA ($mil)184.0141.0
EBIT ($mil)70.030.0
Net Income ($mil)2.012.0


Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)425.0903.0
Total Assets ($mil)17555.017795.0
Total Debt ($mil)5152.04800.0
Equity ($mil)6060.06279.0


Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin22.0222.11
EBITDA Margin6.754.9
Operating Margin2.571.04
Sales Turnover0.830.89
Return on Assets5.574.06
Return on Equity16.1312.62
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio1.221.36
Debt/Capital0.460.43
Interest Expense70.056.0
Interest Coverage1.00.54


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)138.0144.0
Div / share0.880.78
EPS0.020.08
Book value / share43.9143.6
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume853672.01033485.0

Valuation


BUY. AGRIUM INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 24.44 for the Chemicals industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.12 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.91. 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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AGU 13.50 Peers 24.44   AGU 9.66 Peers 15.53

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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AGU 14.90 Peers 19.75   AGU NM Peers 2.43

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

AGU 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.

AGU's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
AGU 2.12 Peers 5.91   AGU 25.22 Peers 43.16

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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
AGU 0.88 Peers 2.18   AGU -7.50 Peers -6.08

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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