Mueller Water Products Inc.

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MWA : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$12.89 up 0.02 | 0.16%
Today's Range: 12.78 - 12.95
Avg. Daily Volume: 1211300.0
01/18/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.06 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company managed to increase its liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 14.19% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)302.5311.4
EBITDA ($mil)61.859.4
EBIT ($mil)48.444.5
Net Income ($mil)26.522.3


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)195.0113.1
Total Assets ($mil)1280.61229.8
Total Debt ($mil)485.1489.0
Equity ($mil)418.3366.3


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin38.6836.16
EBITDA Margin20.4219.07
Operating Margin16.014.29
Sales Turnover0.890.95
Return on Assets4.982.51
Return on Equity15.278.43
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio3.33.27
Debt/Capital0.540.57
Interest Expense5.86.0
Interest Coverage8.347.42


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)161.69160.5
Div / share0.030.02
EPS0.160.14
Book value / share2.592.28
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1211980.0966958.0

Valuation


BUY. MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 28.89 for the Machinery industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.49. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.92 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a premium versus the industry average of 4.40. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MWA 32.62 Peers 28.89   MWA 14.17 Peers 14.03

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

MWA is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

Average. 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 valuation on par 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 18.57 Peers 22.76   MWA 0.62 Peers 3.83

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

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

 

Discount. 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 discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
MWA 4.92 Peers 4.40   MWA 105.26 Peers -21.32

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

MWA is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

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

MWA is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MWA 1.81 Peers 1.90   MWA -2.20 Peers -5.00

Average. 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 valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.

 

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

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

 

 

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