Methanex Corp

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MEOH : NASDAQ : Basic Materials
$44.65 | %
Today's Range: 43.9 - 44.89
Avg. Daily Volume: 882700.0
04/21/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

METHANEX CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. METHANEX CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.19 which shows that technically this company has 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 7.14% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)585.59484.06
EBITDA ($mil)105.4247.94
EBIT ($mil)50.02-1.97
Net Income ($mil)24.849.31

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)223.89254.93
Total Assets ($mil)4556.664494.04
Total Debt ($mil)1757.471659.11
Equity ($mil)1596.841719.73

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin18.09.9
EBITDA Margin18.09.9
Operating Margin8.54-0.41
Sales Turnover0.440.5
Return on Assets-0.274.46
Return on Equity-0.7811.66
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.691.77
Interest Expense23.8121.07
Interest Coverage2.1-0.09

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)89.8289.67
Div / share0.280.28
Book value / share17.7819.18
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume846051.0614665.0


HOLD. 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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.66 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.97 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.10. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, METHANEX CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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MEOH NM Peers 39.96   MEOH 16.96 Peers 15.79

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.

MEOH'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.

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

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  Price to
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MEOH 11.43 Peers 20.46   MEOH NA Peers 1.27

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

MEOH is trading at a significant discount 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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MEOH 2.66 Peers 6.10   MEOH -109.57 Peers 4.83

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.

MEOH 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, MEOH 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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MEOH 2.12 Peers 2.38   MEOH -10.21 Peers -1.03

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.

MEOH is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

MEOH significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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