MTZ : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$24.60 up 0.21 | 0.86%
Today's Range: 24.44 - 24.77
Avg. Daily Volume: 728,500
07/27/16 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

MASTEC INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. MASTEC INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.20 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 decreased by 8.64% 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 ($mil)974.231003.27
EBITDA ($mil)33.8854.62
EBIT ($mil)-5.1312.03
Net Income ($mil)-2.69-6.26

Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)3.8928.69
Total Assets ($mil)2986.633351.02
Total Debt ($mil)1012.781152.95
Equity ($mil)940.231029.19

Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin9.2211.65
EBITDA Margin3.475.44
Operating Margin-0.531.2
Sales Turnover1.41.39
Return on Assets-2.522.91
Return on Equity-8.0310.09
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio1.481.54
Interest Expense12.1611.37
Interest Coverage-0.421.06

Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)82.2280.21
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share11.4412.83
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume767420.0949315.0


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 2.12 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.14. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, MASTEC INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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MTZ NM Peers 136.66   MTZ 7.36 Peers 14.97

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.

MTZ'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.

MTZ is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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MTZ 13.48 Peers 16.13   MTZ NA Peers 0.91

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

MTZ is trading at a valuation on par with 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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MTZ 2.12 Peers 2.14   MTZ -179.16 Peers -36.65

Average. 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.

MTZ is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


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

However, MTZ 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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MTZ 0.48 Peers 0.56   MTZ -10.27 Peers 1.14

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.

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


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

MTZ significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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