Air Products & Chemicals Inc.Find Ratings Reports
AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.38 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 42.64% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2216.6||1882.5|
|Net Income ($mil)||154.6||299.8|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||3129.7||655.5|
|Total Assets ($mil)||18208.8||15956.2|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3513.3||4318.4|
|Profitability||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||39.37||41.0|
|Return on Assets||15.68||3.55|
|Return on Equity||10.16||14.94|
|Debt||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Share Data||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||218.94||217.59|
|Div / share||1.9||1.72|
|Book value / share||46.66||32.91|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1173791.0||894638.0|
BUY. AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 38.34 for the Chemicals industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.51. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.57 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.18 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.42. 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, AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|APD 35.41||Peers 38.34||APD 22.61||Peers 16.28|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
APD is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
APD is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|APD 20.66||Peers 18.27||APD 0.85||Peers 5.17|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
APD is trading at a premium 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.
APD trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|APD 3.57||Peers 4.42||APD -3.88||Peers 276.52|
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.
APD is trading at a discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, APD is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|APD 4.29||Peers 2.57||APD 13.32||Peers 16.17|
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.
APD is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
APD trails its peers on the basis of sales growth