Mueller Water Products Inc.

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MWA : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$12.69 -0.08 | -0.63%
Today's Range: 12.58 - 12.81
Avg. Daily Volume: 1571600.0
04/27/17 - 1:21 PM ET

Financial Analysis


MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.04 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 15.61% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)167.2163.1
EBITDA ($mil)25.521.8
EBIT ($mil)15.212.2
Net Income ($mil)6.76.2


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)172.3104.5
Total Assets ($mil)1228.41166.4
Total Debt ($mil)483.6488.0
Equity ($mil)422.1365.1


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin37.0835.07
EBITDA Margin15.2513.36
Operating Margin9.097.48
Sales Turnover0.870.91
Return on Assets5.244.91
Return on Equity14.9415.09
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio4.913.73
Debt/Capital0.530.57
Interest Expense6.56.1
Interest Coverage2.342.0


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)162.07161.14
Div / share0.030.02
EPS0.030.02
Book value / share2.62.27
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1544983.01246271.0

Valuation


BUY. MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 28.75 for the Machinery industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.66 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.91. 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 31.95 Peers 28.75   MWA 14.53 Peers 16.02

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 20.93 Peers 22.38   MWA 1.38 Peers 1.78

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.

 

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 discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
MWA 4.66 Peers 4.91   MWA 11.76 Peers -12.39

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.

MWA is trading at a valuation on par with 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 1.85 Peers 1.97   MWA -0.23 Peers -1.56

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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