The Mosaic Co

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MOS : NYSE : Basic Materials
$28.28 | %
Today's Range: 28.24 - 28.97
Avg. Daily Volume: 5,576,100
07/22/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


MOSAIC CO's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. MOSAIC CO has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.09 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 1.91% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1674.02139.1
EBITDA ($mil)328.5501.1
EBIT ($mil)135.4310.5
Net Income ($mil)256.8294.8


Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1057.72517.4
Total Assets ($mil)17627.117631.9
Total Debt ($mil)3857.83826.6
Equity ($mil)9996.810192.2


Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin25.6828.51
EBITDA Margin19.6223.42
Operating Margin8.0914.52
Sales Turnover0.480.52
Return on Assets5.456.27
Return on Equity9.6210.85
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio2.183.24
Debt/Capital0.280.27
Interest Expense31.834.8
Interest Coverage4.268.92


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)349.8365.12
Div / share0.280.25
EPS0.730.8
Book value / share28.5827.92
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume5542062.06112358.0

Valuation


HOLD. MOSAIC CO's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 24.44 for the Chemicals industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.01 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.91. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, MOSAIC CO proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MOS 10.70 Peers 24.44   MOS 7.06 Peers 15.53

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

MOS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. 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.

MOS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MOS 21.72 Peers 19.75   MOS NM Peers 2.43

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

MOS 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.

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

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
MOS 1.01 Peers 5.91   MOS -8.48 Peers 43.16

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.

MOS is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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

However, MOS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MOS 1.20 Peers 2.18   MOS -8.46 Peers -6.08

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.

MOS is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

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

MOS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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