Methanex Corp

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MEOH : NASDAQ : Basic Materials
$37.56 up 0.42 | 1.13%
Today's Range: 36.91 - 38.08
Avg. Daily Volume: 778,100
10/26/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

METHANEX CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly, underperforming compared to the average company in its industry. METHANEX CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.27 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, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 5.60% 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 ($mil)467.89637.8
EBITDA ($mil)37.82112.05
EBIT ($mil)-20.6764.57
Net Income ($mil)-2.88104.58

Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)238.97484.71
Total Assets ($mil)4484.724664.07
Total Debt ($mil)1554.081552.05
Equity ($mil)1646.991744.85

Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin8.0817.57
EBITDA Margin8.0817.56
Operating Margin-4.4210.12
Sales Turnover0.430.57
Return on Assets1.366.38
Return on Equity3.7117.07
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio1.821.85
Interest Expense21.8620.89
Interest Coverage-0.953.09

Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)89.890.46
Div / share0.280.28
Book value / share18.3419.29
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume810599.0800685.0


HOLD. METHANEX CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 24.36 for the Chemicals industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.64. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.13 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.80. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is below the industry average, indicating a discount.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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premium   discount
MEOH 129.93 Peers 24.36   MEOH 12.38 Peers 16.07

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

MEOH 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.

MEOH is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
MEOH 29.18 Peers 19.88   MEOH NM Peers 1.88

Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.

MEOH's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


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.

MEOH's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
MEOH 2.13 Peers 5.80   MEOH -89.62 Peers 92.13

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 1.83 Peers 2.27   MEOH -28.54 Peers -7.12

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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