Quad/Graphics Inc

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QUAD : NYSE : Services
$18.86 up 0.16 | 0.86%
Today's Range: 18.5488 - 19.04
Avg. Daily Volume: 258600.0
08/23/17 - 2:09 PM ET

Financial Analysis


QUAD/GRAPHICS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged 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 0.77 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 16.03% 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 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)963.21032.3
EBITDA ($mil)96.598.3
EBIT ($mil)38.020.7
Net Income ($mil)6.7-7.7


Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)10.723.3
Total Assets ($mil)2431.82583.3
Total Debt ($mil)1077.81195.9
Equity ($mil)458.8395.4


Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin20.5820.47
EBITDA Margin10.019.52
Operating Margin3.952.01
Sales Turnover1.731.75
Return on Assets3.32-21.89
Return on Equity17.63-143.01
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio1.231.18
Debt/Capital0.70.75
Interest Expense17.618.6
Interest Coverage2.161.11


Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)52.050.0
Div / share0.30.3
EPS0.13-0.16
Book value / share8.827.91
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume257018.0375388.0

Valuation


HOLD. QUAD/GRAPHICS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 32.30 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.23. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.14 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.02 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.04. 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 12.02 Peers 32.30   QUAD 4.08 Peers 19.01

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 9.22 Peers 25.76   QUAD 0.12 Peers 1.40

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 2.14 Peers 6.04   QUAD 113.32 Peers 133.38

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 trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
QUAD 0.23 Peers 2.46   QUAD -6.80 Peers 14.35

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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