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
Interest Expense321.0311.0
Interest Coverage12.9110.17

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


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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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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.

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  Price to
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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.

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  Earnings Growth
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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.

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  Sales Growth
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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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