Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc

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SCHN : NASDAQ : Basic Materials
$20.75 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 464000.0
03/28/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SCHNITZER STEEL INDS's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged 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. SCHNITZER STEEL INDS has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.97 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 5.88% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)334.16321.2
EBITDA ($mil)13.3212.75
EBIT ($mil)0.78-2.07
Net Income ($mil)-1.33-5.3

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)8.118.93
Total Assets ($mil)878.89900.69
Total Debt ($mil)187.65203.55
Equity ($mil)490.26520.93

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin15.2115.93
EBITDA Margin3.983.97
Operating Margin0.23-0.65
Sales Turnover1.551.87
Return on Assets-1.75-22.18
Return on Equity-2.87-37.12
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio2.342.68
Interest Expense1.741.86
Interest Coverage0.45-1.12

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)27.026.75
Div / share0.190.19
Book value / share18.1619.48
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume450085.0426797.0


HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.13 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.87. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, SCHNITZER STEEL INDS proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SCHN NM Peers 76.59   SCHN 8.52 Peers 10.33

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

SCHN's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


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.

SCHN is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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SCHN 17.08 Peers 21.71   SCHN NA Peers 0.46

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

SCHN is trading at a discount to its peers.


Neutral. 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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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SCHN 1.13 Peers 1.87   SCHN 92.61 Peers 232.67

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.

SCHN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

However, SCHN 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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SCHN 0.41 Peers 2.93   SCHN -18.87 Peers 2.01

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.

SCHN 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.

SCHN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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