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
Interest Expense66.055.0
Interest Coverage0.793.82

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


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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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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.

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  Price to
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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.

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  Earnings Growth
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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.

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  Sales Growth
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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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