Methanex Corp

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MEOH : NASDAQ : Basic Materials
$47.0 -0.45 | -0.95%
Today's Range: 46.75 - 47.6
Avg. Daily Volume: 617800.0
01/13/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

METHANEX CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. METHANEX CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.20 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 9.04% 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 Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)510.09527.0
EBITDA ($mil)49.65132.94
EBIT ($mil)-11.5282.45
Net Income ($mil)-11.1178.07

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)233.68426.71
Total Assets ($mil)4482.784547.4
Total Debt ($mil)1557.641531.48
Equity ($mil)1593.911752.34

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin9.7325.23
EBITDA Margin9.7325.22
Operating Margin-2.2615.64
Sales Turnover0.420.54
Return on Assets-0.627.13
Return on Equity-1.7618.51
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.691.92
Interest Expense23.3921.28
Interest Coverage-0.493.87

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)89.8189.84
Div / share0.280.28
Book value / share17.7519.5
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume614665.0814263.0


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 2.67 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.43. The current price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average. 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 29.58   MEOH 19.18 Peers 14.77

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.


Premium. 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 significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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MEOH 29.75 Peers 21.09   MEOH NA Peers 2.07

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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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MEOH 2.67 Peers 5.43   MEOH -112.45 Peers -13.84

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 2.25 Peers 2.31   MEOH -23.36 Peers -5.52

Average. 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 valuation on par with 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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