Ashland Global Holdings Inc

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ASH : NYSE : Basic Materials
$66.47 | %
Today's Range: 65.97 - 66.83
Avg. Daily Volume: 1380100.0
05/26/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.55 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 21.18% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1320.01247.0
EBITDA ($mil)267.0247.0
EBIT ($mil)191.0163.0
Net Income ($mil)92.087.0


Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)635.01166.0
Total Assets ($mil)9186.09901.0
Total Debt ($mil)2923.04077.0
Equity ($mil)3300.02723.0


Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin37.1239.21
EBITDA Margin20.2219.8
Operating Margin14.4713.07
Sales Turnover0.550.51
Return on Assets-1.242.3
Return on Equity-2.668.55
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio2.291.71
Debt/Capital0.470.6
Interest Expense44.046.0
Interest Coverage4.343.54


Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)62.2262.06
Div / share0.390.39
EPS1.421.38
Book value / share53.0443.88
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume838941.0551288.0

Valuation


HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.26 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.06 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.56. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS 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
ASH NM Peers 30.66   ASH 8.74 Peers 16.20

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

ASH's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

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.

ASH 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
ASH 20.77 Peers 20.02   ASH NA Peers 4.50

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

ASH is trading at a discount to 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.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ASH 1.26 Peers 5.56   ASH -140.44 Peers 7.18

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.

ASH 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, ASH 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
ASH 0.82 Peers 2.39   ASH -0.10 Peers 3.46

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.

ASH 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.

ASH significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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