AGU : NYSE : Basic Materials
$95.03 up 0.705 | 0.75%
Today's Range: 93.98 - 95.83
Avg. Daily Volume: 469800.0
03/29/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AGRIUM INC's gross profit margin for the fourth 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 very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.48 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.76% 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.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. To learn more visit www.TheStreetRatings.com.



Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)2280.02407.0
EBITDA ($mil)306.0474.0
EBIT ($mil)165.0339.0
Net Income ($mil)67.0201.0


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)412.0657.0
Total Assets ($mil)16963.016377.0
Total Debt ($mil)5112.05356.0
Equity ($mil)6169.06003.0


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin35.7540.09
EBITDA Margin13.4219.69
Operating Margin7.2414.08
Sales Turnover0.810.9
Return on Assets3.486.03
Return on Equity9.5916.45
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.261.36
Debt/Capital0.450.47
Interest Expense72.073.0
Interest Coverage2.294.64


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)138.18138.0
Div / share0.880.88
EPS0.491.45
Book value / share44.6543.5
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume457119.0473930.0

Valuation


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 39.05 for the Chemicals industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.33. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.14 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.21. 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 22.21 Peers 39.05   AGU 7.92 Peers 15.97

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 15.15 Peers 20.55   AGU 0.94 Peers 1.84

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.

 

Discount. 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 significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
AGU 2.14 Peers 6.21   AGU -38.22 Peers -19.35

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 0.97 Peers 2.38   AGU -7.64 Peers -1.63

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

 

 

Latest Stock Upgrades/Downgrades