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BCO : NYSE : Services
$75.8 | %
Today's Range: 75.8 - 76.35
Avg. Daily Volume: 428300.0
08/18/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BRINKS CO's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased 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. BRINKS CO has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.03 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 24.20% 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 Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)805.9739.5
EBITDA ($mil)88.871.3
EBIT ($mil)54.838.4
Net Income ($mil)14.20.3

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)294.8220.3
Total Assets ($mil)2289.01989.1
Total Debt ($mil)575.1482.5
Equity ($mil)423.3340.8

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin26.2623.84
EBITDA Margin11.019.64
Operating Margin6.85.19
Sales Turnover1.381.5
Return on Assets3.760.06
Return on Equity20.780.49
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio1.21.27
Interest Expense6.04.9
Interest Coverage9.137.84

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)50.449.5
Div / share0.150.1
Book value / share8.46.88
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume428739.0401326.0


BUY. BRINKS CO's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 32.30 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.23. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 9.05 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.02 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 6.04. 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, BRINKS CO proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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BCO 44.47 Peers 32.30   BCO 14.94 Peers 19.01

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

BCO is trading at a significant premium 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.

BCO is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
BCO 21.27 Peers 25.76   BCO 0.14 Peers 1.40

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

BCO is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

BCO trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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BCO 9.05 Peers 6.04   BCO 4175.00 Peers 133.38

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.

BCO is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


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

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

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  Sales Growth
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BCO 1.22 Peers 2.46   BCO 5.60 Peers 14.35

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.

BCO 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.

BCO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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