Monsanto Co

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MON : NYSE : Basic Materials
$117.57 up 0.03 | 0.026%
Today's Range: 117.31 - 117.48
Avg. Daily Volume: 1743700.0
07/26/17 - 9:52 AM ET

Financial Analysis


MONSANTO CO's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. MONSANTO CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.90 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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 27.82% 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 Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)4230.04189.0
EBITDA ($mil)1364.01459.0
EBIT ($mil)1187.01281.0
Net Income ($mil)843.0717.0


Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1620.01216.0
Total Assets ($mil)21758.020328.0
Total Debt ($mil)9857.010505.0
Equity ($mil)6532.05110.0


Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin60.961.09
EBITDA Margin32.2434.82
Operating Margin28.0630.58
Sales Turnover0.670.65
Return on Assets9.415.07
Return on Equity31.1319.8
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio1.441.47
Debt/Capital0.60.67
Interest Expense112.0108.0
Interest Coverage10.611.86


Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)439.24437.53
Div / share0.540.54
EPS1.91.63
Book value / share14.8711.68
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1796440.02038202.0

Valuation


HOLD. MONSANTO CO's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 31.04 for the Chemicals industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.66. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.87 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.07 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 5.12. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MON 25.49 Peers 31.04   MON 17.91 Peers 16.21

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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MON 21.47 Peers 20.69   MON 0.39 Peers 4.62

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
MON 7.87 Peers 5.12   MON 92.85 Peers 12.97

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.

 

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

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MON 3.54 Peers 2.45   MON 9.18 Peers 3.78

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.

 

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

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

 

 

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