Monsanto Co

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MON : NYSE : Basic Materials
$113.67 | %
Today's Range: 113.09 - 113.8
Avg. Daily Volume: 1910800.0
03/24/17 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

MONSANTO CO's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. MONSANTO CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.71 which 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.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 23.68% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)2650.02219.0
EBITDA ($mil)502.0232.0
EBIT ($mil)313.051.0
Net Income ($mil)29.0-253.0

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2189.02324.0
Total Assets ($mil)20959.021446.0
Total Debt ($mil)8617.09727.0
Equity ($mil)4402.03559.0

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin54.6851.1
EBITDA Margin18.9410.45
Operating Margin11.812.3
Sales Turnover0.660.67
Return on Assets7.718.47
Return on Equity36.4150.4
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.291.23
Interest Expense146.0136.0
Interest Coverage2.140.38

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)438.5440.27
Div / share0.540.54
Book value / share10.048.08
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1808433.02535180.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 39.28 for the Chemicals industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.73. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 11.21 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.98 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 6.22. 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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MON 30.91 Peers 39.28   MON 18.29 Peers 16.00

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

MON is trading at a 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.

MON is trading at a premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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MON 20.80 Peers 20.59   MON 0.51 Peers 1.86

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

MON is trading at a premium to its peers.


Discount. 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.

MON trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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MON 11.21 Peers 6.22   MON 0.00 Peers -9.06

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

MON is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


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

The growth rate for MON is not available.

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  Sales Growth
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MON 3.54 Peers 2.38   MON -2.91 Peers -1.60

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.

MON is trading at a significant premium to its industry.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

MON significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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