Actuant Corp

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ATU : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$26.85 | %
Today's Range: 26.65 - 26.95
Avg. Daily Volume: 415300.0
09/22/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ACTUANT 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 decreased, the net income has increased. ACTUANT CORP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.51 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 9.10% 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 Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)295.43305.34
EBITDA ($mil)38.3644.5
EBIT ($mil)27.7233.14
Net Income ($mil)22.5121.17

Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)198.95137.09
Total Assets ($mil)1488.041467.42
Total Debt ($mil)569.25588.06
Equity ($mil)571.56523.85

Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin36.6937.11
EBITDA Margin12.9814.57
Operating Margin9.3810.85
Sales Turnover0.740.8
Return on Assets3.35-6.84
Return on Equity8.73-19.18
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio2.252.21
Interest Expense7.557.85
Interest Coverage3.674.22

Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)59.6959.02
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share9.588.88
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume428278.0527418.0


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 130.49 for the Machinery industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.93. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.79 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.11 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.31. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, ACTUANT CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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ATU 32.62 Peers 130.49   ATU 16.85 Peers 19.53

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

ATU 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.

ATU is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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ATU 25.12 Peers 22.72   ATU NM Peers 1.23

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

ATU is trading at a significant premium 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.

ATU's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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ATU 2.79 Peers 6.31   ATU 147.95 Peers 16.22

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.

ATU is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

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

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  Sales Growth
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ATU 1.46 Peers 2.11   ATU -6.66 Peers 6.82

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.

ATU 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.

ATU significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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