Southern Copper Corp

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SCCO : NYSE : Basic Materials
$39.99 up 1.4 | 3.6%
Today's Range: 38.49 - 39.94
Avg. Daily Volume: 673700.0
08/16/17 - 2:31 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SOUTHERN COPPER CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has 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 strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.84 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 13.27% 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 Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1529.91335.0
EBITDA ($mil)697.2549.5
EBIT ($mil)526.0385.0
Net Income ($mil)299.7221.9

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)728.9554.6
Total Assets ($mil)13515.312787.4
Total Debt ($mil)5955.65952.9
Equity ($mil)6292.35555.0

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin47.443.69
EBITDA Margin45.5741.16
Operating Margin34.3828.84
Sales Turnover0.440.39
Return on Assets7.274.42
Return on Equity15.6310.19
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio3.32.95
Interest Expense0.089.2
Interest Coverage0.04.32

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)773.0773.7
Div / share0.120.05
Book value / share8.147.18
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume671602.0993911.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 40.94 for the Metals & Mining industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.31. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.74 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.03 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 1.77. 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 30.12 Peers 40.94   SCCO 20.72 Peers 12.79

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

SCCO is trading at a significant discount to 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 19.32 Peers 22.79   SCCO 0.51 Peers 0.94

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 4.74 Peers 1.77   SCCO 75.34 Peers 262.87

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 5.04 Peers 2.84   SCCO 19.02 Peers 13.05

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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