PFE : NYSE : Health Care
$36.74 | %
Today's Range: 36.68 - 36.84
Avg. Daily Volume: 25,703,200
07/22/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


PFIZER INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. PFIZER INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.99 which shows a lack of 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 decreased by 6.29% 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 Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)13005.010864.0
EBITDA ($mil)5521.04405.0
EBIT ($mil)4145.03163.0
Net Income ($mil)3016.02376.0


Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)19444.027708.0
Total Assets ($mil)162929.0160640.0
Total Debt ($mil)39369.035925.0
Equity ($mil)63068.067304.0


Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin81.6286.14
EBITDA Margin42.4540.54
Operating Margin31.8729.11
Sales Turnover0.310.31
Return on Assets4.665.71
Return on Equity12.0313.67
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio1.442.45
Debt/Capital0.380.35
Interest Expense321.0311.0
Interest Coverage12.9110.17


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)6064.856157.67
Div / share0.30.28
EPS0.490.38
Book value / share10.410.93
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2.570137E74.9406856E7

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 45.39 for the Pharmaceuticals industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.53 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.86. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, PFIZER INC proves to trade 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
PFE 30.09 Peers 45.39   PFE 14.62 Peers 31.23

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

PFE is trading at a significant discount 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.

PFE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
PFE 13.91 Peers 16.56   PFE 0.25 Peers 0.58

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

PFE is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

PFE 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
PFE 3.53 Peers 8.86   PFE -15.87 Peers -19.27

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

PFE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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

However, PFE 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
PFE 4.37 Peers 23.05   PFE 3.81 Peers 6.33

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.

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

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

PFE significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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