Actuant Corp

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ATU : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$22.85 up 0.73 | 3.30%
Today's Range: 20.54 - 23.21
Avg. Daily Volume: 455,000
09/28/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ACTUANT CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in net income underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the revenue growth did not. ACTUANT CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.39 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 22.19% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)305.34320.1
EBITDA ($mil)44.557.3
EBIT ($mil)33.1444.0
Net Income ($mil)21.1737.96

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)137.09108.13
Total Assets ($mil)1467.421661.02
Total Debt ($mil)588.06600.0
Equity ($mil)523.85673.31

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin37.1139.32
EBITDA Margin14.5717.89
Operating Margin10.8513.75
Sales Turnover0.80.78
Return on Assets-6.842.0
Return on Equity-19.184.95
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio2.212.4
Interest Expense7.857.46
Interest Coverage4.225.9

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)59.0259.5
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share8.8811.32
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume497731.0579817.0


HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.59 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.13. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing 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 NM Peers 26.17   ATU 8.35 Peers 19.13

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

ATU's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


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 significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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ATU 18.40 Peers 21.55   ATU NA Peers 7.41

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

ATU is trading at a discount 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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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ATU 2.59 Peers 4.13   ATU -463.82 Peers -25.68

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.


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

However, ATU 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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ATU 1.16 Peers 1.88   ATU -9.92 Peers -5.20

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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