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BCO : NYSE : Services
$52.0 | %
Today's Range: 50.3882 - 52.35
Avg. Daily Volume: 292900.0
02/24/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BRINKS CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased 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.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)803.5765.8
EBITDA ($mil)106.173.8
EBIT ($mil)72.040.2
Net Income ($mil)12.8-3.6

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)0.0198.3
Total Assets ($mil)0.01946.7
Total Debt ($mil)0.0430.5
Equity ($mil)0.0317.9

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin26.9725.36
EBITDA Margin13.29.63
Operating Margin8.965.25
Sales Turnover0.01.57
Return on Assets0.0-0.61
Return on Equity0.0-2.86
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.01.21
Interest Expense5.54.5
Interest Coverage13.098.93

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)49.948.9
Div / share0.10.1
Book value / share0.06.5
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume277737.0363842.0


BUY. BRINKS CO's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 33.15 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.35. 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
BCO 74.58 Peers 33.15   BCO NA Peers 14.68

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.


Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

Ratio not available.

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premium   discount
  Price to
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premium   discount
BCO 18.51 Peers 37.78   BCO NM Peers 1.48

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

BCO 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.

BCO's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
BCO NA Peers 4.69   BCO 494.44 Peers 69.59

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.

Ratio not available.


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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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
BCO 0.87 Peers 2.46   BCO -1.34 Peers 7.95

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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