The Middleby CorpFind Ratings Reports
MIDDLEBY CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. MIDDLEBY CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.88 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 increased by 11.10% 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||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||579.34||580.46|
|Net Income ($mil)||77.57||72.89|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||64.87||74.03|
|Total Assets ($mil)||3140.54||2931.67|
|Total Debt ($mil)||803.27||916.33|
|Profitability||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||43.65||43.04|
|Return on Assets||9.71||7.72|
|Return on Equity||21.36||17.63|
|Debt||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Share Data||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||57.61||57.54|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||24.78||22.33|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||470180.0||357058.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 117.12 for the Machinery industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.23. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.73 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.02 and a discount versus the industry average of 5.84. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, MIDDLEBY CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|MIDD 21.99||Peers 117.12||MIDD 23.71||Peers 17.49|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
MIDD is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
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.
MIDD is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|MIDD 18.83||Peers 21.20||MIDD 1.72||Peers 1.17|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
MIDD is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Premium. 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.
MIDD trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|MIDD 4.73||Peers 5.84||MIDD 33.91||Peers 14.93|
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.
MIDD is trading at a discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
MIDD is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|MIDD 2.96||Peers 1.98||MIDD 9.62||Peers 6.31|
Premium. 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.
MIDD is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
MIDD has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.