Anixter International Inc

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AXE : NYSE : Services
$78.45 -3.55 | -4.33%
Today's Range: 78.1 - 81.55
Avg. Daily Volume: 157700.0
01/17/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ANIXTER INTL INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. ANIXTER INTL INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.17 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.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 7.34% 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 ($mil)1956.31489.2
EBITDA ($mil)104.396.6
EBIT ($mil)87.886.3
Net Income ($mil)40.432.5

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)125.1614.9
Total Assets ($mil)4161.83747.7
Total Debt ($mil)1428.51285.4
Equity ($mil)1283.91196.0

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin21.1222.91
EBITDA Margin5.336.48
Operating Margin4.495.8
Sales Turnover1.821.55
Return on Assets2.124.37
Return on Equity6.9910.63
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio2.122.62
Interest Expense19.815.8
Interest Coverage4.435.46

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)33.3933.27
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share38.4635.95
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume158561.0133539.0


BUY. ANIXTER INTL INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 28.31 for the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.49. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.11 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.88. 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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AXE 30.15 Peers 28.31   AXE 11.45 Peers 16.23

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

AXE is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

AXE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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AXE 15.63 Peers 20.79   AXE 0.46 Peers 1.12

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

AXE is trading at a discount to its peers.


Discount. 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.

AXE trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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AXE 2.11 Peers 2.88   AXE -29.22 Peers 7.99

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.

AXE 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, AXE 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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AXE 0.36 Peers 2.23   AXE 30.26 Peers 4.30

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.

AXE is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

AXE has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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