Stantec Inc

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STN : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$26.6 | %
Today's Range: 26.445 - 27.35
Avg. Daily Volume: 16300.0
02/24/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

STANTEC INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. STANTEC INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.96 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 52.05% 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 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)872.21620.1
EBITDA ($mil)115.193.72
EBIT ($mil)76.4971.6
Net Income ($mil)49.2749.94

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)152.8360.36
Total Assets ($mil)4208.032311.42
Total Debt ($mil)1105.36393.96
Equity ($mil)1929.361268.87

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin54.2454.47
EBITDA Margin13.1915.11
Operating Margin8.7711.55
Sales Turnover0.681.01
Return on Assets3.07.31
Return on Equity6.5513.32
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.511.7
Interest Expense7.672.7
Interest Coverage9.9826.52

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)113.9594.35
Div / share0.090.08
Book value / share16.9313.45
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume16078.017313.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 37.86 for the Professional Services industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.53. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.57 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.96 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 7.99. 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 21.94 Peers 37.86   STN 11.47 Peers 18.41

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 19.83   STN NA Peers 3.08

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 1.57 Peers 7.99   STN -32.41 Peers 28.17

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 1.06 Peers 3.79   STN 22.33 Peers 31.57

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.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

STN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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