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MEG : NYSE : Services
$18.32 | %
Today's Range: 18.29 - 18.57
Avg. Daily Volume: 885500.0
12/02/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)377.0321.74
EBITDA ($mil)0.074.05
EBIT ($mil)0.033.66
Net Income ($mil)-69.0-48.49

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)0.037.8
Total Assets ($mil)0.04462.17
Total Debt ($mil)0.02249.9
Equity ($mil)0.01416.69

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin0.051.42
EBITDA Margin0.023.01
Operating Margin0.010.46
Sales Turnover0.00.26
Return on Assets0.0-0.59
Return on Equity0.0-1.86
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio0.02.04
Interest Expense0.029.48
Interest Coverage0.01.14

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)129.32127.87
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share0.011.08
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume854704.0813794.0


SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
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MEG NM Peers 30.03   MEG NA Peers 11.12

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.

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


Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

Ratio not available.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
MEG 24.36 Peers 24.14   MEG NA Peers 1.50

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

MEG is trading at a valuation on par with 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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lower   higher
MEG NA Peers 3.41   MEG -235.71 Peers 48.04

Neutral. 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.

Ratio not available.


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

However, MEG 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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premium   discount
MEG 1.63 Peers 5.93   MEG 25.38 Peers 15.67

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.

MEG 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.

MEG has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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