Donaldson Co Inc

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DCI : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$42.24 up 0.1 | 0.24%
Today's Range: 41.71 - 42.27
Avg. Daily Volume: 674600.0
02/17/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

DONALDSON CO INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged 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. DONALDSON CO INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.20 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, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.11% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)553.0538.0
EBITDA ($mil)95.384.2
EBIT ($mil)76.465.6
Net Income ($mil)58.038.5

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)262.2207.8
Total Assets ($mil)1794.11800.1
Total Debt ($mil)569.7635.9
Equity ($mil)780.6735.6

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin38.5437.16
EBITDA Margin17.2315.65
Operating Margin13.8212.19
Sales Turnover1.251.28
Return on Assets11.7210.59
Return on Equity26.9425.92
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.761.73
Interest Expense4.85.0
Interest Coverage15.9213.12

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)131.97132.64
Div / share0.180.17
Book value / share5.915.55
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume669032.0622039.0


BUY. DONALDSON CO INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 27.61 for the Machinery industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 26.35. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.12 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.94 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.81. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average and well above the industry average, indicating a premium.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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DCI 27.01 Peers 27.61   DCI 17.05 Peers 14.98

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

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


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.

DCI is trading at a premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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DCI 24.08 Peers 23.80   DCI 2.13 Peers 2.18

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

DCI is trading at a premium to its peers.


Average. 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.

DCI trades at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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DCI 7.12 Peers 4.81   DCI 13.04 Peers -9.61

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.

DCI 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.

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

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  Sales Growth
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DCI 2.49 Peers 1.95   DCI -3.35 Peers -2.72

Premium. 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.

DCI is trading at a significant premium to its industry.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

DCI significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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