Kronos Worldwide Inc

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KRO : NYSE : Basic Materials
$7.86 -0.02 | -0.25%
Today's Range: 7.72 - 8.06
Avg. Daily Volume: 369,700
10/26/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

KRONOS WORLDWIDE INC's gross profit margin for the second 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. KRONOS WORLDWIDE INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.61 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 20.84% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)356.1360.2
EBITDA ($mil)18.222.6
EBIT ($mil)7.612.0
Net Income ($mil)1.7-159.8

Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)80.6117.5
Total Assets ($mil)1234.41367.9
Total Debt ($mil)370.1347.8
Equity ($mil)436.6551.6

Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin18.5618.82
EBITDA Margin5.116.27
Operating Margin2.133.33
Sales Turnover1.051.11
Return on Assets-2.77-6.55
Return on Equity-7.85-16.24
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio3.193.87
Interest Expense5.14.4
Interest Coverage1.492.73

Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)115.89115.88
Div / share0.150.15
Book value / share3.774.76
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume361393.0370535.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.12 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.79. 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, KRONOS WORLDWIDE INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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KRO NM Peers 24.31   KRO 15.29 Peers 15.75

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

KRO's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


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.

KRO is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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KRO 33.21 Peers 19.86   KRO NA Peers 1.88

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

KRO is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Neutral. 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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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KRO 2.12 Peers 5.79   KRO 61.04 Peers 92.85

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.

KRO 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, KRO 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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KRO 0.71 Peers 2.27   KRO -14.25 Peers -7.14

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.

KRO 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.

KRO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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