Altria Group Inc

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MO : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$61.22 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 7699400.0
09/20/17 - 4:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ALTRIA GROUP INC'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. 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 very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.43 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 295.47% 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 Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)5068.04881.0
EBITDA ($mil)2620.02461.0
EBIT ($mil)2568.02412.0
Net Income ($mil)1989.01653.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2255.0819.0
Total Assets ($mil)43726.031324.0
Total Debt ($mil)13887.012837.0
Equity ($mil)12418.03140.0

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin62.8161.48
EBITDA Margin51.6950.41
Operating Margin50.6749.42
Sales Turnover0.450.61
Return on Assets33.7518.02
Return on Equity118.85179.77
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio0.830.83
Interest Expense177.0192.0
Interest Coverage14.5112.56

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)1920.791954.01
Div / share0.610.57
Book value / share6.471.61
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume7327683.06208325.0


BUY. ALTRIA GROUP INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 21.08 for the Tobacco industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.88. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 9.63 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 12.97. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, ALTRIA GROUP INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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MO 8.22 Peers 21.08   MO 25.70 Peers 20.60

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 17.49 Peers 11.49   MO NM Peers 1.32

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 9.63 Peers 12.97   MO 163.19 Peers 30.05

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.

MO is trading at a significant discount to 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 6.11 Peers 6.92   MO 2.43 Peers 5.07

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.

MO 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.

MO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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