Matrix Service Co

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MTRX : NASDAQ : Basic Materials
$9.35 up 0.05 | 0.54%
Today's Range: 9.2 - 9.4
Avg. Daily Volume: 379000.0
07/26/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

MATRIX SERVICE CO's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. MATRIX SERVICE CO has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.25 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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.94% 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 Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)251.24309.42
EBITDA ($mil)-14.8612.67
EBIT ($mil)-20.717.25
Net Income ($mil)-13.824.36

Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)39.773.4
Total Assets ($mil)580.27549.64
Total Debt ($mil)44.143.85
Equity ($mil)320.22311.05

Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin1.2910.58
EBITDA Margin-5.914.09
Operating Margin-8.242.34
Sales Turnover2.182.4
Return on Assets1.75.57
Return on Equity3.099.85
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio1.631.51
Interest Expense0.830.24
Interest Coverage-24.8630.07

Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)26.5926.61
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share12.0411.69
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume378740.0188376.0


SELL. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 92.71 for the Energy Equipment & Services industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.66. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.80 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.07 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 2.82. 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, MATRIX SERVICE CO proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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MTRX 25.95 Peers 92.71   MTRX NM Peers 22.74

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

MTRX is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Neutral. 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.

MTRX's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.

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  Price to
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MTRX 17.45 Peers 48.78   MTRX NM Peers 0.28

Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.

MTRX's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


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.

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

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  Earnings Growth
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MTRX 0.80 Peers 2.82   MTRX -67.26 Peers -76.31

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.

MTRX 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, MTRX 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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MTRX 0.20 Peers 2.90   MTRX -3.91 Peers -20.53

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.

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


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

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



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