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BCO : NYSE : Services
$61.4 | %
Today's Range: 60.65 - 61.9
Avg. Daily Volume: 379800.0
04/28/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 26.07% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)788.4721.8
EBITDA ($mil)0.046.7
EBIT ($mil)0.014.5
Net Income ($mil)34.7-3.1

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)218.7186.8
Total Assets ($mil)2162.91989.8
Total Debt ($mil)528.4494.6
Equity ($mil)421.2334.1

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin0.021.75
EBITDA Margin0.06.46
Operating Margin0.02.01
Sales Turnover1.431.51
Return on Assets3.34-0.6
Return on Equity17.56-3.47
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio0.01.31
Interest Expense4.84.9
Interest Coverage0.02.96

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)50.049.2
Div / share0.10.1
Book value / share8.426.79
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume373499.0309828.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 34.29 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.25. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.16 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.03 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.80. 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 41.88 Peers 34.29   BCO 12.95 Peers 15.01

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

BCO is trading at a 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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BCO 20.62 Peers 25.47   BCO 0.17 Peers 1.32

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 7.16 Peers 4.80   BCO 726.08 Peers 47.53

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 0.98 Peers 2.42   BCO 2.66 Peers 12.71

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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