Quad/Graphics Inc

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QUAD : NYSE : Services
$26.34 up 0.75 | 2.93%
Today's Range: 25.86 - 26.5
Avg. Daily Volume: 285900.0
12/09/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

QUAD/GRAPHICS INC's gross profit margin for the third 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 0.74 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 decreased by 11.37% 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 ($mil)1056.41135.5
EBITDA ($mil)121.6119.5
EBIT ($mil)59.938.5
Net Income ($mil)11.3-552.2

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)26.144.8
Total Assets ($mil)2634.43123.9
Total Debt ($mil)1172.81518.7
Equity ($mil)399.5450.8

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin21.9119.87
EBITDA Margin11.5110.52
Operating Margin5.673.39
Sales Turnover1.71.51
Return on Assets-0.07-19.42
Return on Equity-0.5-134.58
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.21.41
Interest Expense19.622.3
Interest Coverage3.061.73

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)51.049.6
Div / share0.30.3
Book value / share7.839.09
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume282437.0357613.0


HOLD. 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 3.25 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.86 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.85. 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 32.35   QUAD 2.99 Peers 16.03

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 16.30 Peers 26.63   QUAD NA Peers 2.76

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.


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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lower   higher
QUAD 3.25 Peers 4.85   QUAD 99.53 Peers 62.59

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.

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  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
QUAD 0.29 Peers 2.40   QUAD -5.14 Peers 7.31

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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