H.B. Fuller Co.Find Ratings Reports
FULLER (H. B.) CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. FULLER (H. B.) CO has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.37 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 11.27% 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 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||678.2||574.91|
|Net Income ($mil)||-7.56||39.13|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||194.4||142.25|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4360.65||2058.25|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2451.91||705.66|
|Profitability||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||30.69||32.84|
|Return on Assets||1.33||6.03|
|Return on Equity||5.58||13.23|
|Debt||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Share Data||Q4 FY17||Q4 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||50.39||50.14|
|Div / share||0.15||0.14|
|Book value / share||20.71||18.7|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||472332.0||368845.0|
HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 35.66 for the Chemicals industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.66. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.49 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.28 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.51. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|FUL 45.63||Peers 35.66||FUL 18.45||Peers 16.38|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
FUL is trading at a significant premium to 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.
FUL is trading at a premium to its peers.
|FUL 12.89||Peers 18.11||FUL 0.25||Peers 8.35|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
FUL is trading at a discount to 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.
|FUL 2.49||Peers 4.51||FUL -53.31||Peers 357.01|
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.
FUL 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, FUL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|FUL 1.13||Peers 2.55||FUL 10.23||Peers 16.32|
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.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
FUL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth