NUE : NYSE : Basic Materials
$57.51 up 0.81 | 1.4%
Today's Range: 56.83 - 58.255
Avg. Daily Volume: 2795900.0
06/23/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

NUCOR CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. NUCOR CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.30 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 9.52% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)4815.183715.58
EBITDA ($mil)764.72375.6
EBIT ($mil)583.82205.24
Net Income ($mil)356.987.57

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1707.762328.49
Total Assets ($mil)15875.4614395.1
Total Debt ($mil)4388.064374.53
Equity ($mil)8134.027426.47

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin19.5513.06
EBITDA Margin15.8810.1
Operating Margin12.125.52
Sales Turnover1.091.09
Return on Assets6.812.62
Return on Equity13.35.08
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio2.423.87
Interest Expense46.4547.47
Interest Coverage12.574.32

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)319.05317.93
Div / share0.380.38
Book value / share25.4923.36
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2767107.03035875.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 31.57 for the Metals & Mining industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.73. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.14 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.08 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.62. 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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NUE 16.20 Peers 31.57   NUE 12.18 Peers 10.46

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.

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  Price to
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NUE 12.00 Peers 19.02   NUE 0.20 Peers 0.67

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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NUE 2.14 Peers 1.62   NUE 185.59 Peers 237.18

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 significant 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 trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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NUE 1.01 Peers 2.66   NUE 9.85 Peers 7.04

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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