Quad/Graphics Inc.

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QUAD : NYSE : Commercial Services
$22.18 up 0.77 | 3.6%
Today's Range: 21.4 - 22.52
Avg. Daily Volume: 164300.0
02/16/18 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


QUAD/GRAPHICS INC's gross profit margin for the third 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, 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 company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 16.64% 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 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1005.41056.4
EBITDA ($mil)115.7121.6
EBIT ($mil)57.459.9
Net Income ($mil)19.811.3


Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)17.426.1
Total Assets ($mil)2477.42634.4
Total Debt ($mil)1054.21172.8
Equity ($mil)466.0399.5


Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin21.9421.91
EBITDA Margin11.511.51
Operating Margin5.715.67
Sales Turnover1.681.69
Return on Assets3.6-0.07
Return on Equity19.18-0.5
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio1.241.2
Debt/Capital0.690.75
Interest Expense17.819.6
Interest Coverage3.223.06


Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)51.851.0
Div / share0.30.3
EPS0.380.22
Book value / share9.07.83
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume167907.0190136.0

Valuation


BUY. QUAD/GRAPHICS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 44.21 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.51. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.38 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.26 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.43. 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 12.38 Peers 44.21   QUAD 4.09 Peers 19.68

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 8.23 Peers 27.04   QUAD 0.12 Peers 0.89

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 2.38 Peers 5.43   QUAD 2983.33 Peers 80.58

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 2.78   QUAD -6.29 Peers 11.44

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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