Quad/Graphics Inc

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QUAD : NYSE : Services
$27.31 up 0.39 | 1.4%
Today's Range: 26.66 - 27.32
Avg. Daily Volume: 298700.0
02/27/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

QUAD/GRAPHICS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 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 0.75 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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.15% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1198.31313.6
EBITDA ($mil)140.2154.2
EBIT ($mil)80.574.6
Net Income ($mil)37.5-9.4

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)19.224.3
Total Assets ($mil)2570.12847.5
Total Debt ($mil)1136.21349.3
Equity ($mil)441.5423.9

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin21.121.03
EBITDA Margin11.6911.73
Operating Margin6.725.68
Sales Turnover1.681.61
Return on Assets1.74-22.54
Return on Equity10.16-151.42
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.171.23
Interest Expense18.322.0
Interest Coverage4.43.39

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)51.049.6
Div / share0.30.3
Book value / share8.668.55
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume292283.0259420.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 33.67 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.53. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.09 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.96 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.70. 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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QUAD 30.70 Peers 33.67   QUAD 3.86 Peers 14.32

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

QUAD 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.

QUAD is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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QUAD 14.01 Peers 29.40   QUAD 0.37 Peers 1.37

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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QUAD 3.09 Peers 4.70   QUAD 106.50 Peers 67.66

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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QUAD 0.31 Peers 2.44   QUAD -5.83 Peers 10.44

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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