Conagra Brands Inc.

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CAG : NYSE : Consumer Non-Durables
$36.61 | %
Today's Range: 36.42 - 36.92
Avg. Daily Volume: 3331800.0
03/16/18 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CONAGRA BRANDS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. CONAGRA BRANDS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.42 which clearly 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 decreased by 16.84% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)2173.42088.4
EBITDA ($mil)430.2420.2
EBIT ($mil)365.9353.9
Net Income ($mil)223.5122.1

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)84.01442.5
Total Assets ($mil)10400.111425.0
Total Debt ($mil)3527.73452.0
Equity ($mil)3697.74446.7

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin33.434.27
EBITDA Margin19.7920.12
Operating Margin16.8416.95
Sales Turnover0.750.72
Return on Assets6.795.51
Return on Equity19.143.73
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio1.111.92
Interest Expense40.156.8
Interest Coverage9.126.23

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)400.66435.21
Div / share0.210.25
Book value / share9.2310.22
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3463635.03329598.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 20.23 for the Food Products industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.58. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.12 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.27 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.24. The price-to-sales ratio is 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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CAG 22.74 Peers 20.23   CAG 14.46 Peers 41.40

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

CAG 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.

CAG is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
CAG 16.99 Peers 18.99   CAG 0.37 Peers 1.26

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

CAG 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.

CAG trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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CAG 4.12 Peers 4.24   CAG 351.35 Peers 97.76

Average. 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.

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


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

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

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  Sales Growth
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CAG 1.95 Peers 2.02   CAG -5.05 Peers 7.18

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.

CAG 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.

CAG significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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