Southern Copper Corp

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SCCO : NYSE : Basic Materials
$35.37 | %
Today's Range: 35.25 - 35.67
Avg. Daily Volume: 1122600.0
04/28/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SOUTHERN COPPER CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. SOUTHERN COPPER CORP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.27 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 10.81% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1399.01254.57
EBITDA ($mil)643.3345.75
EBIT ($mil)470.5187.4
Net Income ($mil)171.960.82

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)600.9882.3
Total Assets ($mil)13234.312593.2
Total Debt ($mil)5954.25951.5
Equity ($mil)5832.35262.9

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin48.2330.64
EBITDA Margin45.9827.55
Operating Margin33.6314.94
Sales Turnover0.410.4
Return on Assets5.865.84
Return on Equity13.3113.99
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio2.572.7
Interest Expense89.489.91
Interest Coverage5.262.08

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)773.0775.9
Div / share0.050.04
Book value / share7.556.78
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1162100.01201800.0


BUY. SOUTHERN COPPER CORP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 37.01 for the Metals & Mining industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.69 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 1.83. 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 35.04 Peers 37.01   SCCO 29.64 Peers 10.26

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 17.70 Peers 22.49   SCCO 0.48 Peers 0.58

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 discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
SCCO 4.69 Peers 1.83   SCCO 9.78 Peers 254.19

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 5.09 Peers 3.09   SCCO 6.61 Peers 3.26

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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