Avon Products Inc

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AVP : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$4.295 up 0.035 | 0.82%
Today's Range: 4.23 - 4.31
Avg. Daily Volume: 5751300.0
03/27/17 - 11:37 AM ET

Financial Analysis

AVON PRODUCTS's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. AVON PRODUCTS has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.75 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 62.31% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1568.11607.3
EBITDA ($mil)143.2121.4
EBIT ($mil)114.293.7
Net Income ($mil)-10.7-327.9

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)654.4689.3
Total Assets ($mil)3418.93879.5
Total Debt ($mil)1893.92214.8
Equity ($mil)-403.3-1070.3

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin62.1860.57
EBITDA Margin9.137.55
Operating Margin7.285.83
Sales Turnover1.671.59
Return on Assets-3.13-29.48
Return on Equity0.00.0
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.341.07
Interest Expense36.332.3
Interest Coverage3.152.9

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)437.6435.5
Div / share0.00.06
Book value / share-0.92-2.46
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume5751549.05708348.0


SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. Along with this, the price-to-book ratio is also meaningless due to a negative book value for the company, making any comparisons useless. 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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  Price/Cash Flow
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AVP NM Peers 29.32   AVP 31.30 Peers 22.38

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.

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


Premium. 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.

AVP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
AVP 11.22 Peers 23.21   AVP NA Peers 1.93

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

AVP is trading at a significant 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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AVP NM Peers 7.98   AVP 86.27 Peers -2.26

Neutral. 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.

AVP's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


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

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

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  Sales Growth
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AVP 0.33 Peers 2.49   AVP -7.19 Peers -0.61

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.

AVP 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.

AVP significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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