Mueller Water Products Inc.

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MWA : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$11.56 | %
Today's Range: 11.31 - 11.57
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,211,000
07/22/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged 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 2.03 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 13.58% 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 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)283.6290.3
EBITDA ($mil)43.340.7
EBIT ($mil)30.226.3
Net Income ($mil)15.712.3

Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)93.634.1
Total Assets ($mil)1185.11208.5
Total Debt ($mil)486.9513.5
Equity ($mil)372.1327.6

Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin34.5633.24
EBITDA Margin15.2614.01
Operating Margin10.659.06
Sales Turnover0.960.99
Return on Assets5.123.04
Return on Equity16.3111.23
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio3.743.4
Interest Expense6.06.1
Interest Coverage5.034.31

Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)161.48160.8
Div / share0.020.02
Book value / share2.32.04
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1241096.01347407.0


BUY. MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 24.59 for the Machinery industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.03. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.06 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.80 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.76. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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MWA 30.71 Peers 24.59   MWA 14.03 Peers 16.42

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.


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.

MWA is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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MWA 19.52 Peers 21.53   MWA 0.20 Peers 5.04

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 significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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MWA 5.06 Peers 3.76   MWA 72.72 Peers -26.90

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 significant 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.

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  Sales Growth
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MWA 1.65 Peers 1.63   MWA -4.42 Peers -5.47

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



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