PFE : NYSE : Health Care
$31.77 | %
Today's Range: 31.66 - 32.12
Avg. Daily Volume: 2.80084E7
01/20/17 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

PFIZER INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. PFIZER INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.70 which shows a lack of 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 decreased by 5.28% 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 Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)13044.012087.0
EBITDA ($mil)5029.05251.0
EBIT ($mil)3680.04003.0
Net Income ($mil)1319.02129.0

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)14371.020658.0
Total Assets ($mil)178430.0170867.0
Total Debt ($mil)44070.038897.0
Equity ($mil)63306.066838.0

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin80.0284.6
EBITDA Margin38.5543.44
Operating Margin28.2133.12
Sales Turnover0.30.28
Return on Assets3.464.89
Return on Equity9.7712.51
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.111.62
Interest Expense306.0286.0
Interest Coverage12.0314.0

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)6068.366173.0
Div / share0.30.28
Book value / share10.4310.83
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2.708171E71.8730716E7


BUY. PFIZER INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 27.12 for the Pharmaceuticals industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.49. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.12 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 65.26. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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premium   discount
PFE 32.28 Peers 27.12   PFE 13.59 Peers 18.93

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

PFE is trading at a premium 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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premium   discount
PFE 12.42 Peers 14.42   PFE 0.28 Peers 0.50

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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lower   higher
PFE 3.12 Peers 65.26   PFE -24.63 Peers -14.61

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 3.72 Peers 12.47   PFE 11.10 Peers 5.05

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.

PFE 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.

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



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