Actuant Corp

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ATU : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$25.1 -0.8 | -3.1%
Today's Range: 24.7 - 25.65
Avg. Daily Volume: 491400.0
03/27/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ACTUANT CORP's gross profit margin for the second 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 1.53 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 7.68% 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 Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)258.87263.29
EBITDA ($mil)26.0331.06
EBIT ($mil)15.318.68
Net Income ($mil)5.07-159.19

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)171.89154.67
Total Assets ($mil)1427.031411.0
Total Debt ($mil)573.31588.06
Equity ($mil)525.01487.53

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin35.9237.05
EBITDA Margin10.0511.79
Operating Margin5.917.09
Sales Turnover0.770.84
Return on Assets3.4-5.93
Return on Equity9.25-17.16
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio2.282.43
Interest Expense7.347.27
Interest Coverage2.092.57

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)59.0559.06
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share8.898.26
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume491434.0642345.0


HOLD. ACTUANT CORP's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 28.29 for the Machinery industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.33. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.95 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.86. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
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premium   discount
ATU 32.41 Peers 28.29   ATU 15.04 Peers 15.54

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

ATU is trading at a premium 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.

ATU is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
ATU 20.19 Peers 22.43   ATU NM Peers 1.85

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

ATU is trading at a valuation on par with 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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lower   higher
ATU 2.95 Peers 4.86   ATU 156.25 Peers -12.52

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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premium   discount
ATU 1.40 Peers 1.93   ATU -6.99 Peers -1.99

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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