Atmos Energy CorpFind Ratings Reports
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 ($mil)||678.52||656.9|
|Net Income ($mil)||34.24||23.52|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||47.53||28.65|
|Total Assets ($mil)||10010.89||9092.95|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3268.59||2913.32|
|Profitability||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||23.74||22.32|
|Return on Assets||3.49||3.46|
|Return on Equity||10.1||9.86|
|Debt||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Share Data||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||103.93||101.48|
|Div / share||0.42||0.39|
|Book value / share||33.32||31.48|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||494647.0||413165.0|
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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