Mueller Water Products Inc.

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MWA : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$11.59 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 1523700.0
06/27/17 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis


MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC'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 its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 4.64 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 19.80% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)199.7197.2
EBITDA ($mil)33.831.8
EBIT ($mil)23.221.9
Net Income ($mil)73.315.7


Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)328.393.6
Total Assets ($mil)1209.41185.1
Total Debt ($mil)481.8486.9
Equity ($mil)445.8372.1


Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin36.4535.09
EBITDA Margin16.9216.12
Operating Margin11.6211.11
Sales Turnover0.810.82
Return on Assets10.085.12
Return on Equity11.6814.27
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio6.223.74
Debt/Capital0.520.57
Interest Expense6.06.0
Interest Coverage3.873.65


Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)159.98161.48
Div / share0.040.02
EPS0.030.06
Book value / share2.792.3
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1577063.01415042.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 27.69 for the Machinery industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.75. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.05 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.09 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.97. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MWA 36.42 Peers 27.69   MWA 23.51 Peers 16.06

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

MWA is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Premium. 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.

MWA is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MWA 20.72 Peers 21.87   MWA 2.37 Peers 1.28

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

MWA is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

Premium. 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.

MWA trades at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
MWA 4.05 Peers 4.97   MWA -3.13 Peers 24.09

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.

MWA is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

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

However, MWA 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
MWA 1.84 Peers 2.05   MWA 0.69 Peers 12.90

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.

MWA 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.

MWA significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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