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MOS : NYSE : Process Industries
$25.26 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 4820300.0
03/21/18 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

MOSAIC CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. MOSAIC CO has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.45 which shows that technically this company has the 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 remained unchanged 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 Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)2091.91862.1
EBITDA ($mil)339.0223.1
EBIT ($mil)167.087.6
Net Income ($mil)-431.111.9

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2161.8673.1
Total Assets ($mil)18633.416840.7
Total Debt ($mil)5227.73818.2
Equity ($mil)9617.59584.6

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin21.6118.33
EBITDA Margin16.211.98
Operating Margin7.984.7
Sales Turnover0.40.43
Return on Assets-0.571.76
Return on Equity-1.113.1
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio2.272.07
Interest Expense50.936.3
Interest Coverage3.282.41

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)351.05350.24
Div / share0.030.28
Book value / share27.427.37
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume5156290.04664272.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.96 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.28 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.51. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, MOSAIC CO proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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MOS NM Peers 35.66   MOS 9.90 Peers 16.38

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

MOS's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


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 16.23 Peers 18.11   MOS NA Peers 8.35

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 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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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MOS 0.96 Peers 4.51   MOS -135.71 Peers 357.01

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 1.25 Peers 2.55   MOS 3.44 Peers 16.32

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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