H.B. Fuller Co

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FUL : NYSE : Basic Materials
$43.42 | %
Today's Range: 43.21 - 44.15
Avg. Daily Volume: 206,400
09/23/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

FULLER (H. B.) CO's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)512.86524.22
EBITDA ($mil)69.0572.39
EBIT ($mil)50.3653.4
Net Income ($mil)32.7526.81

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)133.185.82
Total Assets ($mil)2080.392068.64
Total Debt ($mil)711.57727.58
Equity ($mil)0.0903.75

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin32.3432.06
EBITDA Margin13.4613.8
Operating Margin9.8210.19
Sales Turnover0.991.01
Return on Assets5.283.49
Return on Equity0.08.15
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio0.02.44
Interest Expense0.06.65
Interest Coverage0.08.03

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)50.3350.56
Div / share0.140.13
Book value / share0.017.87
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume200211.0304964.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 24.63 for the Chemicals industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.03. 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, FULLER (H. B.) CO proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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FUL 22.36 Peers 24.63   FUL NA Peers 15.72

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

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


Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

Ratio not available.

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  Price to
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FUL 16.52 Peers 20.18   FUL 0.46 Peers 1.88

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

FUL 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.

FUL trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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FUL NA Peers 5.69   FUL 50.34 Peers 91.51

Neutral. 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.

Ratio not available.


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

However, FUL 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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FUL 1.17 Peers 2.29   FUL -0.79 Peers -7.35

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.

FUL is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

FUL has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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