Quad/Graphics Inc

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QUAD : NYSE : Services
$22.71 -0.47 | -2.0%
Today's Range: 22.625 - 23.36
Avg. Daily Volume: 322300.0
06/27/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


QUAD/GRAPHICS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. QUAD/GRAPHICS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.76 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 11.06% 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 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)998.61042.5
EBITDA ($mil)121.5120.0
EBIT ($mil)62.841.9
Net Income ($mil)25.43.8


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)10.323.9
Total Assets ($mil)2470.92676.2
Total Debt ($mil)1102.81273.9
Equity ($mil)460.7414.8


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin21.7822.93
EBITDA Margin12.1611.51
Operating Margin6.294.02
Sales Turnover1.731.7
Return on Assets2.69-22.52
Return on Equity14.43-145.34
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.241.23
Debt/Capital0.710.75
Interest Expense18.220.7
Interest Coverage3.452.02


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)52.049.8
Div / share0.30.3
EPS0.490.08
Book value / share8.868.33
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume321037.0283072.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 34.54 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.75. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.54 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.09 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.89. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, QUAD/GRAPHICS 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
QUAD 17.58 Peers 34.54   QUAD 3.87 Peers 15.30

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

QUAD 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.

QUAD 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
QUAD 11.16 Peers 26.18   QUAD 0.20 Peers 1.53

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 significant discount 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.

QUAD 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
QUAD 2.54 Peers 4.89   QUAD 110.19 Peers 50.44

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.

 

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

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
QUAD 0.27 Peers 2.47   QUAD -5.85 Peers 14.64

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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