Stillwater Mining Co

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SWC : NYSE : Basic Materials
$17.98 | %
Today's Range: 17.97 - 17.99
Avg. Daily Volume: 2610700.0
04/28/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


STILLWATER MINING CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. STILLWATER MINING CO is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 5.17 which clearly shows the ability to cover any 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 remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 1.27% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)215.4171.99
EBITDA ($mil)30.6115.99
EBIT ($mil)12.330.3
Net Income ($mil)6.024.42


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)450.12463.77
Total Assets ($mil)1327.041282.21
Total Debt ($mil)274.81259.58
Equity ($mil)920.85909.23


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin18.0213.54
EBITDA Margin14.219.29
Operating Margin5.720.17
Sales Turnover0.540.57
Return on Assets0.71-0.93
Return on Equity1.02-1.31
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio7.048.68
Debt/Capital0.230.22
Interest Expense7.186.27
Interest Coverage1.720.05


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)121.23121.05
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.050.04
Book value / share7.67.51
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2579099.03306731.0

Valuation


HOLD. STILLWATER MINING CO's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 41.43 for the Metals & Mining industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.27. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.37 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.03 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.78. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, STILLWATER MINING CO proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SWC 224.75 Peers 41.43   SWC 27.85 Peers 11.29

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

SWC is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Premium. 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.

SWC is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SWC 20.55 Peers 20.88   SWC 0.44 Peers 0.46

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

SWC is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Average. 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.

SWC trades at a valuation on par to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
SWC 2.37 Peers 1.78   SWC 166.66 Peers 228.44

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

SWC is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, SWC is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SWC 3.06 Peers 2.86   SWC -2.07 Peers 4.52

Average. 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.

SWC is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.

 

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

SWC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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