Altria Group Inc

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MO : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$73.2 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 6459300.0
03/27/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ALTRIA GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. ALTRIA GROUP INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.64 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 343.40% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)4733.04729.0
EBITDA ($mil)2121.02040.0
EBIT ($mil)2066.01965.0
Net Income ($mil)10276.01247.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)4569.02369.0
Total Assets ($mil)45932.032535.0
Total Debt ($mil)13881.012919.0
Equity ($mil)12770.02880.0

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin61.1559.04
EBITDA Margin44.8143.13
Operating Margin43.6541.55
Sales Turnover0.420.58
Return on Assets31.016.1
Return on Equity111.5181.97
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.980.86
Interest Expense176.0208.0
Interest Coverage11.749.45

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)1943.271960.06
Div / share0.610.57
Book value / share6.571.47
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume6312530.06805787.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 18.96 for the Tobacco industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.33. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 11.26 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a premium versus the industry average of 10.25. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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MO 10.15 Peers 18.96   MO 37.94 Peers 31.57

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

MO 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.

MO is trading at a premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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MO 20.76 Peers 14.72   MO NM Peers 1.26

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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MO 11.26 Peers 10.25   MO 172.01 Peers 43.05

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.


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

MO is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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MO 7.44 Peers 6.83   MO 2.56 Peers 0.83

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.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

MO has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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