NUE : NYSE : Basic Materials
$54.11 | %
Today's Range: 54.02 - 54.63
Avg. Daily Volume: 2636300.0
08/18/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


NUCOR CORP's gross profit margin for the second 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. NUCOR CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.10 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 10.60% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)5174.774245.77
EBITDA ($mil)722.24594.86
EBIT ($mil)539.41423.55
Net Income ($mil)323.05243.62


Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1561.352331.15
Total Assets ($mil)16112.7314924.58
Total Debt ($mil)4379.894357.51
Equity ($mil)8377.077573.76


Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin17.2517.82
EBITDA Margin13.9514.01
Operating Margin10.429.98
Sales Turnover1.131.05
Return on Assets7.13.32
Return on Equity13.666.55
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio2.163.38
Debt/Capital0.340.37
Interest Expense47.8944.98
Interest Coverage11.269.42


Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)319.43318.36
Div / share0.380.38
EPS1.00.76
Book value / share26.2323.79
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2672229.02770866.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 40.94 for the Metals & Mining industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.31. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.16 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.03 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.77. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, NUCOR CORP seems to be trading at a discount 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
NUE 15.88 Peers 40.94   NUE 14.70 Peers 12.79

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

NUE 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.

NUE is trading at a premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NUE 12.15 Peers 22.79   NUE 0.23 Peers 0.94

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

NUE is trading at a significant discount 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.

NUE 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
NUE 2.16 Peers 1.77   NUE 129.67 Peers 262.87

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.

NUE is trading at a premium to its peers.

 

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

However, NUE is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NUE 0.99 Peers 2.84   NUE 16.57 Peers 13.05

Discount. 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.

NUE is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

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

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

 

 

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