Lawson Products, Inc.Find Ratings Reports
LAWSON PRODUCTS's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2021 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its subsector. LAWSON PRODUCTS has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.80 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 9.95% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY21||Q2 FY20|
|Net Sales ($mil)||106.54||72.15|
|Net Income ($mil)||2.94||0.62|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY21||Q2 FY20|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||6.86||10.81|
|Total Assets ($mil)||244.53||195.71|
|Total Debt ($mil)||20.03||13.06|
|Profitability||Q2 FY21||Q2 FY20|
|Gross Profit Margin||52.58||54.64|
|Return on Assets||3.47||7.62|
|Return on Equity||6.49||12.53|
|Debt||Q2 FY21||Q2 FY20|
|Share Data||Q2 FY21||Q2 FY20|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||9.08||9.01|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||14.42||13.22|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||10767.0||10458.0|
HOLD. LAWSON PRODUCTS's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 25.58 for the Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods subsector and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 34.70. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.56 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 4.62 and a significant discount versus the subsector average of 6.08. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the subsector average, indicating a discount.
|LAWS 56.48||Peers 27.77||LAWS 13.73||Peers 18.24|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
LAWS is trading at a significant premium to 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.
LAWS is trading at a discount to its peers.
|LAWS 18.19||Peers 23.29||LAWS 1.17||Peers 2.30|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an subsector neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
LAWS 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.
LAWS trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|LAWS 3.56||Peers 6.08||LAWS -42.41||Peers 167.99|
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.
LAWS 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, LAWS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|LAWS 1.17||Peers 2.65||LAWS 15.00||Peers 10.17|
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.
LAWS is trading at a significant discount to its subsector on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the subsector implies that a company is gaining market share.
LAWS has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.