H.B. Fuller Co

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FUL : NYSE : Basic Materials
$51.84 | %
Today's Range: 51.285 - 52.33
Avg. Daily Volume: 261200.0
06/23/17 - 4:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis

FULLER (H. B.) CO'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. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. FULLER (H. B.) CO has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.46 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 increased by 7.27% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)503.32474.33
EBITDA ($mil)59.4160.9
EBIT ($mil)40.1140.95
Net Income ($mil)14.818.92

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)116.52126.77
Total Assets ($mil)2169.332023.34
Total Debt ($mil)804.78723.37
Equity ($mil)949.38885.0

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin32.4733.62
EBITDA Margin11.812.84
Operating Margin7.978.63
Sales Turnover0.981.03
Return on Assets5.534.73
Return on Equity12.6410.98
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio2.562.09
Interest Expense8.336.35
Interest Coverage4.816.45

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)50.4949.99
Div / share0.140.13
Book value / share18.817.7
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume274716.0261503.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 30.71 for the Chemicals industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.73. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.76 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.08 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.59. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of 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 22.15 Peers 30.71   FUL 15.35 Peers 16.52

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

FUL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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FUL 17.43 Peers 20.26   FUL 2.28 Peers 4.43

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 2.76 Peers 5.59   FUL 23.80 Peers 7.08

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.


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

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

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  Sales Growth
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FUL 1.23 Peers 2.43   FUL 1.68 Peers 3.46

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



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