Quad/Graphics Inc

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QUAD : NYSE : Services
$24.89 | %
Today's Range: 24.63 - 25.13
Avg. Daily Volume: 312,500
10/21/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

QUAD/GRAPHICS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. QUAD/GRAPHICS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.75 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 61.46% 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 Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1032.31060.0
EBITDA ($mil)98.391.9
EBIT ($mil)20.78.5
Net Income ($mil)-7.7-45.1

Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)23.344.3
Total Assets ($mil)2583.33881.2
Total Debt ($mil)1195.91480.8
Equity ($mil)395.41026.0

Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin20.4719.08
EBITDA Margin9.528.66
Operating Margin2.010.8
Sales Turnover1.771.24
Return on Assets-21.89-0.77
Return on Equity-143.01-2.93
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio1.181.41
Interest Expense18.621.6
Interest Coverage1.110.39

Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)50.049.6
Div / share0.30.3
Book value / share7.9120.69
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume318047.0369553.0


SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.16 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.72 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.93. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, QUAD/GRAPHICS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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QUAD NM Peers 43.54   QUAD 2.80 Peers 16.27

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

QUAD's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


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.

QUAD is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
QUAD 15.52 Peers 24.23   QUAD NA Peers 3.77

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

QUAD is trading at a discount to its peers.


Neutral. 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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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QUAD 3.16 Peers 4.93   QUAD -1712.30 Peers 12.29

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.

QUAD 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, QUAD 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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premium   discount
QUAD 0.27 Peers 2.34   QUAD -5.06 Peers 4.64

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.

QUAD 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.

QUAD significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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