AMETEK Inc.Find Ratings Reports
AMETEK INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. AMETEK INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.15 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 23.67% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1143.09||972.95|
|Net Income ($mil)||238.53||109.11|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||646.3||717.26|
|Total Assets ($mil)||7796.06||7100.67|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2174.29||2341.57|
|Profitability||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||38.93||38.29|
|Return on Assets||8.74||7.21|
|Return on Equity||16.91||15.72|
|Debt||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Share Data||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||231.19||229.38|
|Div / share||0.09||0.09|
|Book value / share||17.42||14.2|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1159812.0||1226834.0|
BUY. AMETEK INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 34.90 for the Electrical Equipment industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 25.66. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.48 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.28 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.63. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, AMETEK INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|AME 26.52||Peers 34.90||AME 21.63||Peers 17.49|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
AME is trading at a discount to its peers.
Premium. 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.
AME is trading at a premium to its peers.
|AME 23.38||Peers 19.77||AME 7.09||Peers 1.76|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
AME is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Premium. 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.
AME trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|AME 4.48||Peers 4.63||AME 34.24||Peers 14.89|
Average. 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.
AME is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
AME is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|AME 4.19||Peers 3.16||AME 11.98||Peers 6.44|
Premium. 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.
AME is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
AME has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.