Stantec Inc.

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STN : NYSE : Industrial Services
$25.3 | %
Today's Range: 24.75 - 25.65
Avg. Daily Volume: 17600.0
02/23/18 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

STANTEC INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. STANTEC INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.95 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.46% 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 Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)853.07872.21
EBITDA ($mil)107.14115.1
EBIT ($mil)73.776.49
Net Income ($mil)46.1349.27

Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)207.15152.83
Total Assets ($mil)3883.994208.03
Total Debt ($mil)809.961105.36
Equity ($mil)1881.771929.36

Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin53.6554.24
EBITDA Margin12.5513.19
Operating Margin8.648.77
Sales Turnover0.880.68
Return on Assets2.963.0
Return on Equity6.126.55
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio1.451.51
Interest Expense6.417.67
Interest Coverage11.499.98

Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)113.9113.95
Div / share0.10.09
Book value / share16.5216.93
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume20098.021354.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 30.62 for the Professional Services industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.51. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.72 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.26 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.12. 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 28.40 Peers 30.62   STN 9.99 Peers 17.48

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

STN is trading at a valuation on par with 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 19.72   STN NA Peers 0.98

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 1.72 Peers 8.12   STN -17.36 Peers 48.17

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 0.94 Peers 3.90   STN 20.62 Peers 11.27

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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