Sherwin-Williams CoFind Ratings Reports
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS CO'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 managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. SHERWIN-WILLIAMS CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.81 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.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 106.36% 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 ($mil)||2761.39||2574.02|
|Net Income ($mil)||239.15||164.88|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1017.81||70.55|
|Total Assets ($mil)||6988.9||6038.31|
|Total Debt ($mil)||1954.21||2039.63|
|Profitability||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||50.48||50.91|
|Return on Assets||17.26||18.0|
|Return on Equity||58.43||108.64|
|Debt||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Share Data||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||93.01||92.5|
|Div / share||0.85||0.84|
|Book value / share||22.21||10.82|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||659071.0||987725.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 40.70 for the Chemicals industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 14.59 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 6.15. The current price-to-sales ratio is above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.
|SHW 25.41||Peers 40.70||SHW NA||Peers 15.31|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
SHW is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|SHW 21.60||Peers 20.77||SHW 1.73||Peers 1.31|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
SHW is trading at a premium to its peers.
Premium. 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.
SHW trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|SHW 14.59||Peers 6.15||SHW 10.58||Peers 4.17|
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.
SHW is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
SHW is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|SHW 2.50||Peers 2.39||SHW 5.05||Peers -0.96|
Average. 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.
SHW is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
SHW has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.