Avery Dennison Corp

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AVY : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$83.5 up 1.1 | 1.3%
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 751300.0
04/26/17 - 8:05 AM ET

Financial Analysis

AVERY DENNISON CORP'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. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. AVERY DENNISON CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.61 which 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 remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 4.16% 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 ($mil)1550.81454.8
EBITDA ($mil)174.3155.9
EBIT ($mil)145.6126.0
Net Income ($mil)62.057.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)195.1176.4
Total Assets ($mil)4396.44133.7
Total Debt ($mil)1292.51058.9
Equity ($mil)925.5965.7

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin29.2829.02
EBITDA Margin11.2310.71
Operating Margin9.398.66
Sales Turnover1.381.44
Return on Assets7.296.63
Return on Equity34.6528.41
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.951.22
Interest Expense16.015.7
Interest Coverage9.18.03

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)88.3189.97
Div / share0.410.37
Book value / share10.4810.73
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume738052.0793878.0


BUY. AVERY DENNISON CORP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 31.77 for the Containers & Packaging industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.92. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.84 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a premium versus the industry average of 6.80. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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AVY 23.29 Peers 31.77   AVY 12.40 Peers 15.52

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

AVY 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.

AVY is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
AVY 16.61 Peers 17.49   AVY 0.91 Peers 0.99

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

AVY is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Average. 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.

AVY trades at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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AVY 7.84 Peers 6.80   AVY 19.25 Peers 34.74

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

AVY is trading at a premium to its peers.


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

However, AVY 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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AVY 1.19 Peers 1.13   AVY 2.00 Peers 2.75

Average. 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.

AVY is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

AVY significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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