National Fuel Gas CoFind Ratings Reports
NATIONAL FUEL GAS CO'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. NATIONAL FUEL GAS CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.87 which shows a lack of ability to cover 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 decreased by 24.60% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||292.47||301.06|
|Net Income ($mil)||37.55||-187.7|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||129.97||113.6|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5636.39||6702.14|
|Total Debt ($mil)||2086.25||2084.01|
|Profitability||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||58.17||50.94|
|Return on Assets||-5.16||-5.66|
|Return on Equity||-19.05||-18.73|
|Debt||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Share Data||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||85.12||84.59|
|Div / share||0.41||0.4|
|Book value / share||17.94||23.94|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||451903.0||341702.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.15 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.51. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, NATIONAL FUEL GAS CO seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|NFG NM||Peers 28.74||NFG 8.17||Peers 9.99|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
NFG's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
NFG is trading at a discount to its peers.
|NFG 16.63||Peers 20.80||NFG NA||Peers 3.65|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
NFG is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Neutral. 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.
Ratio not available.
|NFG 3.15||Peers 2.51||NFG 23.10||Peers -18.47|
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.
NFG 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.
NFG is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|NFG 3.31||Peers 1.96||NFG -17.52||Peers -15.50|
Premium. 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.
NFG is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
NFG significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth