Southern Copper Corp

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SCCO : NYSE : Basic Materials
$34.58 up 0.22 | 0.64%
Today's Range: 34.38 - 34.86
Avg. Daily Volume: 739200.0
06/28/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SOUTHERN COPPER CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. SOUTHERN COPPER CORP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.54 which shows the 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 13.28% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1583.91245.1
EBITDA ($mil)713.6481.5
EBIT ($mil)570.4346.2
Net Income ($mil)314.4185.1

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)751.4662.9
Total Assets ($mil)13523.012807.7
Total Debt ($mil)5954.95952.1
Equity ($mil)6084.75371.3

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin46.7341.63
EBITDA Margin45.0538.67
Operating Margin36.0127.8
Sales Turnover0.420.39
Return on Assets6.694.98
Return on Equity14.8811.89
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio2.82.5
Interest Expense105.790.2
Interest Coverage5.43.84

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)773.0773.7
Div / share0.080.03
Book value / share7.876.94
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume765184.01172253.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 31.47 for the Metals & Mining industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.75. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.37 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.09 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 1.63. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SCCO 29.14 Peers 31.47   SCCO 19.70 Peers 10.56

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

SCCO is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Premium. 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.

SCCO is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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SCCO 16.69 Peers 19.33   SCCO 0.43 Peers 1.05

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

SCCO is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

SCCO trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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SCCO 4.37 Peers 1.63   SCCO 45.67 Peers 236.04

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

SCCO is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


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

However, SCCO is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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SCCO 4.65 Peers 2.69   SCCO 14.00 Peers 7.20

Premium. 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.

SCCO is trading at a significant premium to its industry.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

SCCO has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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