Atmos Energy Corp

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ATO : NYSE : Utilities
$71.15 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 494800.0
12/05/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ATMOS ENERGY CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased 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. ATMOS ENERGY CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.16 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.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 8.39% 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.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)678.52656.9
EBITDA ($mil)161.06146.59
EBIT ($mil)84.6375.85
Net Income ($mil)34.2423.52


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)47.5328.65
Total Assets ($mil)10010.899092.95
Total Debt ($mil)3268.592913.32
Equity ($mil)3463.063194.8


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin23.7422.32
EBITDA Margin23.7322.31
Operating Margin12.4711.55
Sales Turnover0.330.46
Return on Assets3.493.46
Return on Equity10.19.86
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.380.55
Debt/Capital0.490.48
Interest Expense30.2131.08
Interest Coverage2.82.44


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)103.93101.48
Div / share0.420.39
EPS0.330.23
Book value / share33.3231.48
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume494647.0413165.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 28.70 for the Gas Utilities industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.22. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.14 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.49. The current price-to-sales ratio is above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, ATMOS ENERGY CORP 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
ATO 21.02 Peers 28.70   ATO 9.34 Peers 9.79

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

ATO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Average. 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.

ATO is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ATO 18.96 Peers 20.79   ATO 4.44 Peers 3.67

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

ATO is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

ATO trades at a premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ATO 2.14 Peers 2.49   ATO 10.03 Peers -15.32

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.

ATO is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

ATO is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ATO 2.22 Peers 1.96   ATO -19.13 Peers -15.51

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.

ATO is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

ATO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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