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
Debt/Capital0.340.22
Interest Expense7.052.7
Interest Coverage6.7713.98


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)114.0894.44
Div / share0.080.08
EPS0.260.26
Book value / share17.3214.01
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume22142.016498.0

Valuation


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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
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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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
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  Price to
Earnings/Growth
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premium   discount
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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
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.

 
Price/Sales
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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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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