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MOS : NYSE : Basic Materials
$20.85 -0.46 | -2.2%
Today's Range: 20.725 - 21.49
Avg. Daily Volume: 4059500.0
09/19/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

MOSAIC CO'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 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. MOSAIC CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.75 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.02% 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 Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1754.61674.5
EBITDA ($mil)286.1294.0
EBIT ($mil)113.694.3
Net Income ($mil)97.3-10.1

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)667.81059.3
Total Assets ($mil)17444.417684.8
Total Debt ($mil)3907.53868.9
Equity ($mil)9756.19957.7

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin20.7921.12
EBITDA Margin16.317.55
Operating Margin6.475.63
Sales Turnover0.410.43
Return on Assets0.843.17
Return on Equity1.515.64
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio1.781.99
Interest Expense44.338.9
Interest Coverage2.562.42

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)351.05349.93
Div / share0.150.28
Book value / share27.7928.46
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume4034535.04613967.0


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 47.63 for the Chemicals industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.88. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.74 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.92. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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MOS 48.67 Peers 47.63   MOS 8.90 Peers 16.70

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

MOS is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

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  Price to
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MOS 20.54 Peers 21.35   MOS NM Peers 1.69

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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MOS 0.74 Peers 4.92   MOS -73.59 Peers -25.18

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.

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  Sales Growth
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MOS 1.00 Peers 2.35   MOS -6.18 Peers 9.42

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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