Cameco Corp

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CCJ : NYSE : Basic Materials
$9.59 | %
Today's Range: 9.33 - 10.52
Avg. Daily Volume: 2854200.0
04/28/17 - 4:04 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CAMECO CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. CAMECO CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.22 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 5.20% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)887.1975.04
EBITDA ($mil)-44.89120.07
EBIT ($mil)-148.022.27
Net Income ($mil)-144.41-9.94

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)320.28458.6
Total Assets ($mil)8249.28794.64
Total Debt ($mil)1493.331492.24
Equity ($mil)5258.375547.02

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin1.9418.88
EBITDA Margin-5.0612.31
Operating Margin-16.690.23
Sales Turnover0.290.31
Return on Assets-0.740.74
Return on Equity-1.171.17
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio4.353.25
Interest Expense21.6321.54
Interest Coverage-6.840.11

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)395.79395.79
Div / share0.070.07
Book value / share13.2914.02
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3073332.03582346.0


SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.80 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 38.31. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, CAMECO CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CCJ NM Peers 145.46   CCJ 13.49 Peers 11.69

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

CCJ's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Premium. 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.

CCJ is trading at a premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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CCJ NA Peers 26.05   CCJ NA Peers 0.64

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

Ratio not available.


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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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CCJ 0.80 Peers 38.31   CCJ -193.75 Peers 41.17

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.

CCJ 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, CCJ 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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CCJ 1.73 Peers 2.53   CCJ -11.73 Peers -9.44

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.

CCJ 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.

CCJ significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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