Shaw Communications Inc

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SJR : NYSE : Services
$19.67 0.0 | 0.0%
Today's Range: 19.55 - 19.75
Avg. Daily Volume: 369000.0
12/02/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


SHAW COMMUNICATIONS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. SHAW COMMUNICATIONS INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.37 which clearly shows a lack of 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 16.36% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1321.01152.0
EBITDA ($mil)529.0504.0
EBIT ($mil)296.0306.0
Net Income ($mil)154.0272.0


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)405.0398.0
Total Assets ($mil)15239.014564.0
Total Debt ($mil)5612.05669.0
Equity ($mil)6294.05409.0


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin40.0543.75
EBITDA Margin40.0443.75
Operating Margin22.4126.56
Sales Turnover0.320.31
Return on Assets8.05.87
Return on Equity7.0312.05
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.480.52
Debt/Capital0.470.51
Interest Expense73.074.0
Interest Coverage4.054.14


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)486.25473.89
Div / share0.230.23
EPS0.290.52
Book value / share12.9411.41
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume370251.0506333.0

Valuation


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 30.03 for the Media industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.16. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.50 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.41. The price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is significantly below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SHAW COMMUNICATIONS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SJR 21.11 Peers 30.03   SJR 5.68 Peers 11.12

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

SJR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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.

SJR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SJR NA Peers 24.14   SJR NA Peers 1.50

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

Ratio not available.

 

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
SJR 1.50 Peers 3.41   SJR -33.82 Peers 48.04

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.

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SJR 1.91 Peers 5.93   SJR 8.47 Peers 15.67

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.

SJR 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.

SJR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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