Stantec Inc

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STN : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$25.45 up 0.6 | 2.4%
Today's Range: 25.0 - 25.5
Avg. Daily Volume: 22400.0
04/24/17 - 11:21 AM ET

Financial Analysis

STANTEC INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 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. STANTEC INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.00 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 49.30% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)820.17567.38
EBITDA ($mil)83.6759.09
EBIT ($mil)47.737.75
Net Income ($mil)29.4925.32

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)219.7575.99
Total Assets ($mil)4284.672341.88
Total Debt ($mil)1020.46365.36
Equity ($mil)1975.731323.26

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin54.5254.09
EBITDA Margin10.210.41
Operating Margin5.826.65
Sales Turnover0.721.01
Return on Assets3.046.67
Return on Equity6.611.81
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.481.51
Interest Expense7.052.7
Interest Coverage6.7713.98

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)114.0894.44
Div / share0.080.08
Book value / share17.3214.01
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume22142.016498.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 38.64 for the Professional Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.92. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.46 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.97. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, STANTEC INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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STN 20.83 Peers 38.64   STN 10.03 Peers 18.60

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

STN 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.

STN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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STN NA Peers 19.88   STN NA Peers 1.69

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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STN 1.46 Peers 7.97   STN -26.67 Peers 34.06

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.

STN 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, STN 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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STN 0.93 Peers 3.91   STN 30.52 Peers 13.79

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.

STN is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

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



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