Samson Oil & Gas Ltd

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SSN : AMEX : Basic Materials
$0.5999 -0.012 | -1.9%
Today's Range: 0.5912 - 0.625
Avg. Daily Volume: 61500.0
02/22/17 - 12:08 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SAMSON OIL & GAS LTD's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. SAMSON OIL & GAS LTD has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.17 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 68.03% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)3.912.66
EBITDA ($mil)0.31-0.74
EBIT ($mil)-0.29-2.24
Net Income ($mil)-0.54-2.09

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1.582.11
Total Assets ($mil)51.0337.49
Total Debt ($mil)34.6618.7
Equity ($mil)4.6414.5

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin37.6230.46
EBITDA Margin7.95-27.98
Operating Margin-7.37-84.36
Sales Turnover0.220.34
Return on Assets-21.7-73.98
Return on Equity-238.89-191.27
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio0.780.23
Interest Expense0.690.23
Interest Coverage-0.42-9.97

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)16.0814.19
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share0.291.02
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume61077.062902.0


SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.98 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.94 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 32.24. 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 146.60   SSN 55.56 Peers 12.63

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.


Premium. 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 premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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SSN NA Peers 35.50   SSN NA Peers 2.02

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 1.98 Peers 32.24   SSN 62.95 Peers -20.00

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 0.82 Peers 2.73   SSN -13.12 Peers -12.86

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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