Perrigo Co. Plc

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PRGO : NYSE : Health Technology
$84.23 | %
Today's Range: 84.01 - 85.39
Avg. Daily Volume: 1012300.0
03/16/18 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

PERRIGO CO PLC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. PERRIGO CO PLC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.27 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.56% 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 Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1283.11331.3
EBITDA ($mil)276.3242.3
EBIT ($mil)164.6123.7
Net Income ($mil)73.2-1359.1

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)695.7660.5
Total Assets ($mil)11628.813870.1
Total Debt ($mil)3341.25797.3
Equity ($mil)6170.55958.1

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin48.6745.54
EBITDA Margin21.5318.2
Operating Margin12.839.29
Sales Turnover0.430.38
Return on Assets1.02-28.93
Return on Equity1.93-67.35
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio1.961.53
Interest Expense35.053.4
Interest Coverage4.72.32

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)140.8143.4
Div / share0.160.15
Book value / share43.8241.55
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1049055.01292475.0


HOLD. PERRIGO CO PLC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 104.75 for the Pharmaceuticals industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.58. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.94 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.27 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.87. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, PERRIGO CO PLC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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PRGO 101.26 Peers 104.75   PRGO 17.14 Peers 33.43

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

PRGO is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

PRGO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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PRGO 14.92 Peers 14.08   PRGO 0.19 Peers 0.50

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

PRGO is trading at a premium 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.

PRGO trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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PRGO 1.94 Peers 7.87   PRGO 102.99 Peers -293.49

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.

PRGO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

PRGO is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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PRGO 2.42 Peers 25.30   PRGO -6.34 Peers 25.12

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.

PRGO 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.

PRGO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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