MDU Resources Group IncFind Ratings Reports
MDU RESOURCES GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. MDU RESOURCES GROUP INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.03 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 decreased by 12.00% 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||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||1043.95||938.04|
|Net Income ($mil)||-109.15||-229.6|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||85.12||144.37|
|Total Assets ($mil)||6389.58||7270.06|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1987.31||2402.8|
|Profitability||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||13.72||11.84|
|Return on Assets||-2.67||-4.78|
|Return on Equity||8.35||6.57|
|Debt||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Share Data||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||195.3||194.87|
|Div / share||0.19||0.18|
|Book value / share||11.46||13.05|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1054495.0||901446.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 24.71 for the Multi-Utilities industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 25.13. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.09 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.37. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|MDU 24.89||Peers 24.71||MDU 8.19||Peers 8.29|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
MDU is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
MDU is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|MDU 18.38||Peers 18.53||MDU 0.55||Peers 1.51|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
MDU is trading at a premium 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.
MDU trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|MDU 2.09||Peers 2.37||MDU 11.62||Peers -2.51|
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.
MDU is trading at a discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
MDU is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|MDU 1.10||Peers 2.60||MDU 4.59||Peers -3.45|
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.
MDU is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
MDU has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.