MDU Resources Group IncFind Ratings Reports
MDU RESOURCES GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged 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 weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.83 which shows a lack of 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 14.96% 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||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||905.15||862.35|
|Net Income ($mil)||24.87||-305.92|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||90.94||122.24|
|Total Assets ($mil)||6618.4||7317.39|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1988.58||2206.09|
|Profitability||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||11.27||11.21|
|Return on Assets||-4.4||-0.87|
|Return on Equity||6.55||6.05|
|Debt||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Share Data||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||195.3||194.65|
|Div / share||0.19||0.18|
|Book value / share||12.2||14.39|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||954192.0||1230375.0|
BUY. MDU RESOURCES GROUP INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.87 for the Multi-Utilities industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.00 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.51. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|MDU 30.49||Peers 21.87||MDU 8.05||Peers 8.69|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
MDU is trading at a significant premium to 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 18.48||Peers 20.09||MDU 0.68||Peers 2.12|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
MDU 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.
MDU trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|MDU 2.00||Peers 2.51||MDU -9.10||Peers -4.94|
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.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, MDU is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|MDU 1.12||Peers 2.60||MDU 3.87||Peers -3.55|
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.