SNY : NYSE : Health Care
$50.34 | %
Today's Range: 50.15 - 50.65
Avg. Daily Volume: 1127000.0
09/22/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SANOFI's gross profit margin for the second 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. SANOFI has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.04 which shows that technically this company has 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 10.00% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)10827.88881.56
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)1995.611792.04
Net Income ($mil)1589.81238.59

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)12411.756703.04
Total Assets ($mil)116243.86109341.46
Total Debt ($mil)21027.0519059.99
Equity ($mil)65762.7359782.41

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin62.364.45
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin18.4320.18
Sales Turnover0.340.34
Return on Assets8.754.15
Return on Equity7.787.49
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio1.591.47
Interest Expense130.01118.94
Interest Coverage15.3515.07

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)2521.512574.01
Div / share1.641.66
Book value / share26.0823.23
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1223966.01831690.0


BUY. SANOFI's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 29.23 for the Pharmaceuticals industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.88. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.87 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 16.15. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SANOFI proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SNY 24.36 Peers 29.23   SNY 14.80 Peers 25.41

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

SNY is trading at a 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.

SNY is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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SNY 13.92 Peers 15.70   SNY 0.28 Peers 0.63

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

SNY 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.

SNY trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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SNY 1.87 Peers 16.15   SNY 16.95 Peers 28.39

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.

SNY 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, SNY 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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SNY 3.15 Peers 9.82   SNY 6.06 Peers 7.05

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.

SNY 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.

SNY trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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