Iron Mountain Inc.

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IRM : NYSE : Finance
$32.11 -1.1 | -3.2%
Today's Range: 31.89 - 33.15
Avg. Daily Volume: 2001400.0
02/20/18 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

IRON MOUNTAIN INC's gross profit margin for the fourth 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, representing a decrease to the bottom line. IRON MOUNTAIN INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.33 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 18.63% 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 ($mil)991.24934.19
EBITDA ($mil)326.54296.51
EBIT ($mil)185.49171.08
Net Income ($mil)22.7248.94

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)937.48247.14
Total Assets ($mil)10972.49486.8
Total Debt ($mil)7043.276251.18
Equity ($mil)2297.441936.55

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin57.4756.21
EBITDA Margin32.9431.73
Operating Margin18.7118.31
Sales Turnover0.350.37
Return on Assets1.671.1
Return on Equity8.275.23
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio1.471.06
Interest Expense90.5187.44
Interest Coverage2.051.96

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)283.11263.68
Div / share0.590.55
Book value / share8.127.34
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2094534.01198286.0


HOLD. IRON MOUNTAIN INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 50.21 for the Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.52. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.09 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.26 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.39. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, IRON MOUNTAIN INC seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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IRM 46.72 Peers 50.21   IRM 13.03 Peers 18.15

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

IRM is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

IRM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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IRM 24.21 Peers 55.46   IRM 0.54 Peers 101.71

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

IRM is trading at a significant 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.

IRM trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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IRM 4.09 Peers 3.39   IRM 57.77 Peers 33.24

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

IRM is trading at a premium to its peers.


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

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

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  Sales Growth
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IRM 2.44 Peers 7.57   IRM 9.51 Peers 10.50

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.

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


Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.

IRM is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.



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