Samson Oil & Gas Ltd

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SSN : AMEX : Basic Materials
$0.59 -0.01 | -1.67%
Today's Range: 0.585 - 0.6142
Avg. Daily Volume: 71900.0
12/08/16 - 3:58 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SAMSON OIL & GAS LTD's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. SAMSON OIL & GAS LTD has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.20 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, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 68.85% 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 ($mil)3.14.82
EBITDA ($mil)-0.61-17.21
EBIT ($mil)-1.78-20.59
Net Income ($mil)5.42-21.16

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2.662.06
Total Assets ($mil)52.0440.53
Total Debt ($mil)34.5518.7
Equity ($mil)5.1916.67

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin-0.39-309.09
EBITDA Margin-19.64-357.2
Operating Margin-57.48-427.36
Sales Turnover0.190.33
Return on Assets-24.27-90.35
Return on Equity-243.38-219.71
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio0.821.6
Interest Expense0.70.23
Interest Coverage-2.54-90.7

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)16.0814.19
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share0.321.17
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume63391.054458.0


SELL. 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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.14 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.79 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 20.54. 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, SAMSON OIL & GAS LTD proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SSN NM Peers 38.75   SSN 5.74 Peers 12.67

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.

SSN'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.

SSN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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SSN NA Peers 44.30   SSN NA Peers 0.47

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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SSN 2.14 Peers 20.54   SSN 69.24 Peers -239.55

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.

SSN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

SSN is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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SSN 1.12 Peers 2.56   SSN -26.31 Peers -20.64

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.

SSN 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.

SSN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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