Altria Group Inc.

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MO : NYSE : Consumer Non-Durables
$63.19 | %
Today's Range: 63.06 - 64.3
Avg. Daily Volume: 7718900.0
03/16/18 - 4:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ALTRIA GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. ALTRIA GROUP INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.27 which clearly shows a lack of 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 increased by 20.41% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)4714.04733.0
EBITDA ($mil)2305.02121.0
EBIT ($mil)2251.02066.0
Net Income ($mil)4966.010276.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1253.04569.0
Total Assets ($mil)43202.045932.0
Total Debt ($mil)13894.013881.0
Equity ($mil)15377.012770.0

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin62.6961.15
EBITDA Margin48.8944.81
Operating Margin47.7543.65
Sales Turnover0.450.42
Return on Assets23.6631.0
Return on Equity66.47111.5
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio0.640.98
Interest Expense180.0176.0
Interest Coverage12.5111.74

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)1901.261943.27
Div / share0.660.61
Book value / share8.096.57
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume7806644.07118097.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 12.79 for the Tobacco industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.58. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 8.09 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.27 and a premium versus the industry average of 8.01. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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MO 12.30 Peers 12.79   MO 25.27 Peers 21.84

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

MO is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

MO is trading at a premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
MO 14.87 Peers 10.03   MO NM Peers 0.33

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

MO is trading at a significant premium 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.

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

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
MO 8.09 Peers 8.01   MO -27.03 Peers 248.41

Average. 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.

MO is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


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

However, MO 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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MO 6.38 Peers 6.04   MO 0.81 Peers 26.66

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.

MO 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.

MO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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