Mueller Water Products Inc.Find Ratings Reports
MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC's gross profit margin for the third 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 4.45 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 17.29% 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||Q3 FY17||Q3 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||232.2||224.7|
|Net Income ($mil)||24.0||15.5|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY17||Q3 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||353.2||148.3|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1234.2||1230.9|
|Total Debt ($mil)||481.2||486.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY17||Q3 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||39.92||41.39|
|Return on Assets||10.57||4.85|
|Return on Equity||13.16||12.1|
|Debt||Q3 FY17||Q3 FY16|
|Share Data||Q3 FY17||Q3 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||158.51||161.63|
|Div / share||0.04||0.03|
|Book value / share||2.91||2.43|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1065007.0||1710254.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 116.49 for the Machinery industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.31. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.00 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.03 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.75. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|MWA 31.46||Peers 116.49||MWA 34.83||Peers 17.49|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
MWA is trading at a significant discount 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.
|MWA 21.36||Peers 21.08||MWA 2.23||Peers 1.18|
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.
|MWA 4.00||Peers 4.75||MWA 27.58||Peers 15.15|
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.
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.
|MWA 2.05||Peers 2.00||MWA 0.58||Peers 6.56|
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.
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