H.B. Fuller Co.

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FUL : NYSE : Process Industries
$50.51 -0.63 | -1.23%
Today's Range: 50.42 - 51.27
Avg. Daily Volume: 457600.0
03/20/18 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

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 ($mil)678.2574.91
EBITDA ($mil)89.0975.78
EBIT ($mil)61.2855.34
Net Income ($mil)-7.5639.13

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)194.4142.25
Total Assets ($mil)4360.652058.25
Total Debt ($mil)2451.91705.66
Equity ($mil)1043.63937.88

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin30.6932.84
EBITDA Margin13.1313.18
Operating Margin9.049.63
Sales Turnover0.531.02
Return on Assets1.336.03
Return on Equity5.5813.23
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio2.272.07
Interest Expense19.187.78
Interest Coverage3.27.11

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)50.3950.14
Div / share0.150.14
Book value / share20.7118.7
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume472332.0368845.0


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.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   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.

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premium   discount
  Price to
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premium   discount
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.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
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.

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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
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



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