Nucor CorpFind Ratings Reports
NUCOR CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. NUCOR CORP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.60 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.24% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||3956.54||3456.71|
|Net Income ($mil)||159.64||-62.02|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||2195.96||2039.47|
|Total Assets ($mil)||15223.52||14250.4|
|Total Debt ($mil)||4357.1||4432.92|
|Profitability||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||15.6||16.14|
|Return on Assets||4.82||2.5|
|Return on Equity||9.31||4.82|
|Debt||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Share Data||Q4 FY16||Q4 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||318.49||317.96|
|Div / share||0.38||0.38|
|Book value / share||24.74||23.33|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3165406.0||3109946.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 106.27 for the Metals & Mining industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 26.53. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.46 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.96 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.01. 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.
|NUE 26.59||Peers 106.27||NUE 11.16||Peers 11.58|
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.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|NUE 15.11||Peers 22.90||NUE 0.66||Peers 0.62|
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 discount to its peers.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|NUE 2.46||Peers 2.01||NUE 104.46||Peers 134.79|
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 trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|NUE 1.20||Peers 3.22||NUE -1.41||Peers -5.55|
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.