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
Interest Expense30.2131.08
Interest Coverage2.82.44

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


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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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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.

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  Price to
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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.

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  Earnings Growth
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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.

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  Sales Growth
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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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