US Silica Holdings Inc

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SLCA : NYSE : Basic Materials
$33.87 | %
Today's Range: 32.19 - 34.06
Avg. Daily Volume: 2785700.0
06/23/17 - 4:04 PM ET

Financial Analysis

U S SILICA HOLDINGS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. U S SILICA HOLDINGS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 6.87 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 129.53% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)244.8122.51
EBITDA ($mil)34.980.26
EBIT ($mil)13.38-14.3
Net Income ($mil)2.52-11.0

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)660.9470.24
Total Assets ($mil)2087.241268.3
Total Debt ($mil)515.13490.87
Equity ($mil)1273.9554.99

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin23.4212.86
EBITDA Margin14.280.2
Operating Margin5.47-11.67
Sales Turnover0.330.44
Return on Assets-1.31-1.1
Return on Equity-2.16-2.51
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio7.588.57
Interest Expense7.656.73
Interest Coverage1.75-2.12

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)81.0763.48
Div / share0.060.06
Book value / share15.718.74
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2836705.01899380.0


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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.17 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.08 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.68. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, U S SILICA HOLDINGS INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SLCA NM Peers 86.70   SLCA NM Peers 20.02

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.

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


Neutral. 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.

SLCA's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.

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  Price to
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SLCA 9.70 Peers 47.65   SLCA NA Peers 0.27

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

SLCA is trading at a significant 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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SLCA 2.17 Peers 2.68   SLCA -55.55 Peers -70.11

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.

SLCA is trading at a discount to its peers.


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

However, SLCA 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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SLCA 4.05 Peers 2.84   SLCA 21.43 Peers -21.30

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.

SLCA 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.

SLCA has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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