Eaton Corp PLC

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ETN : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$72.84 | %
Today's Range: 72.56 - 73.42
Avg. Daily Volume: 2139100.0
03/24/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

EATON CORP PLC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. EATON CORP PLC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.79 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 1.90% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)4867.05057.0
EBITDA ($mil)701.0838.0
EBIT ($mil)472.0605.0
Net Income ($mil)504.0532.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)746.0445.0
Total Assets ($mil)30419.031031.0
Total Debt ($mil)8277.08449.0
Equity ($mil)14897.015186.0

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin36.5136.84
EBITDA Margin14.416.57
Operating Margin9.711.96
Sales Turnover0.650.67
Return on Assets6.316.37
Return on Equity12.913.03
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.271.43
Interest Expense60.057.0
Interest Coverage7.8710.61

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)449.4458.8
Div / share0.570.55
Book value / share33.1533.1
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2132580.02980563.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 23.10 for the Electrical Equipment industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.73. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.21 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.98 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.39. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, EATON CORP PLC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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ETN 17.38 Peers 23.10   ETN 12.92 Peers 15.64

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

ETN is trading at a discount 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.

ETN is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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ETN 15.06 Peers 20.30   ETN 3.49 Peers 2.24

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

ETN is trading at a discount to its peers.


Premium. 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.

ETN trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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ETN 2.21 Peers 4.39   ETN -0.48 Peers -3.18

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.

ETN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

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

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  Sales Growth
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ETN 1.67 Peers 2.50   ETN -5.32 Peers -6.41

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.

ETN 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.

ETN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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