AGU : NYSE : Basic Materials
$101.33 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 443500.0
01/18/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AGRIUM INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. AGRIUM INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.71 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.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 5.34% 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 Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)2245.02524.0
EBITDA ($mil)184.0325.0
EBIT ($mil)52.0210.0
Net Income ($mil)-41.0101.0


Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)440.0891.0
Total Assets ($mil)16580.016362.0
Total Debt ($mil)6250.06310.0
Equity ($mil)6323.06002.0


Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin27.9329.52
EBITDA Margin8.1912.87
Operating Margin2.328.32
Sales Turnover0.830.92
Return on Assets4.375.09
Return on Equity11.4814.21
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.291.39
Debt/Capital0.50.51
Interest Expense66.055.0
Interest Coverage0.793.82


Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)138.0138.0
Div / share0.880.88
EPS-0.290.72
Book value / share45.8243.49
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume434732.0738224.0

Valuation


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 29.58 for the Chemicals industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.49. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.30 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.43. 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 20.06 Peers 29.58   AGU 11.22 Peers 14.77

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 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 19.74 Peers 21.09   AGU NM Peers 2.07

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.

 

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 2.30 Peers 5.43   AGU -11.90 Peers -13.84

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 1.06 Peers 2.31   AGU -8.62 Peers -5.52

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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