Stantec Inc

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STN : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$24.7 up 0.5 | 2.07%
Today's Range: 24.1 - 24.75
Avg. Daily Volume: 22700.0
06/22/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

STANTEC INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. STANTEC INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.87 which 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 greatly increased by 49.17% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)873.8628.65
EBITDA ($mil)91.6470.92
EBIT ($mil)53.7149.73
Net Income ($mil)-58.0130.62

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)198.2357.64
Total Assets ($mil)4236.482334.28
Total Debt ($mil)1054.95505.61
Equity ($mil)1893.161269.05

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin54.0653.95
EBITDA Margin10.4811.28
Operating Margin6.157.91
Sales Turnover0.791.03
Return on Assets0.986.38
Return on Equity2.2111.74
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.571.59
Interest Expense7.613.09
Interest Coverage7.0616.1

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)114.1993.89
Div / share0.090.09
Book value / share16.5813.52
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume26373.017385.0


HOLD. STANTEC INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 40.22 for the Professional Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.73. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.42 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.08 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.15. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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STN 62.11 Peers 40.22   STN 9.94 Peers 19.59

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

STN is trading at a significant premium 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 20.93   STN NA Peers 0.96

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 1.42 Peers 8.15   STN -75.80 Peers 23.80

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 0.81 Peers 4.13   STN 38.73 Peers 9.51

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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