Atmos Energy Corp

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ATO : NYSE : Utilities
$83.89 | %
Today's Range: 83.76 - 84.88
Avg. Daily Volume: 345400.0
09/22/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ATMOS ENERGY CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. ATMOS ENERGY CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.43 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 12.54% 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 Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)526.5456.21
EBITDA ($mil)220.69201.28
EBIT ($mil)140.66128.4
Net Income ($mil)70.8171.19

Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)69.7866.21
Total Assets ($mil)10498.789727.37
Total Debt ($mil)3325.313126.11
Equity ($mil)3901.713466.72

Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin41.9244.12
EBITDA Margin41.9144.11
Operating Margin26.7228.14
Sales Turnover0.280.28
Return on Assets3.763.48
Return on Equity9.769.64
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio0.720.42
Interest Expense28.527.68
Interest Coverage4.944.64

Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)106.06103.83
Div / share0.450.42
Book value / share36.7933.39
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume351794.0356857.0


BUY. ATMOS ENERGY CORP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 32.43 for the Gas Utilities industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.88. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.36 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.64. 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, ATMOS ENERGY CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ATO 24.15 Peers 32.43   ATO 10.04 Peers 11.57

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.


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.

ATO is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
ATO 22.77 Peers 26.12   ATO 3.34 Peers 2.95

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
ATO 2.36 Peers 2.64   ATO 10.76 Peers 16.07

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.


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

However, ATO is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
ATO 3.10 Peers 2.16   ATO 11.03 Peers 9.83

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 significant premium to its industry.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

ATO has a sales growth rate that exceeds its peers.



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