Stanley Black & Decker Inc.

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SWK : NYSE : Consumer Durables
$160.34 up 1.13 | 0.71%
Today's Range: 158.93 - 162.73
Avg. Daily Volume: 995400.0
02/21/18 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.52 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 30.31% 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 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)3413.52920.4
EBITDA ($mil)0.0460.0
EBIT ($mil)470.3357.2
Net Income ($mil)281.5255.5

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)637.51131.8
Total Assets ($mil)19079.915634.9
Total Debt ($mil)3831.73827.4
Equity ($mil)8297.16367.0

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin36.739.17
EBITDA Margin0.015.75
Operating Margin13.7812.23
Sales Turnover0.670.73
Return on Assets6.426.17
Return on Equity14.7715.16
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio1.051.71
Interest Expense0.049.3
Interest Coverage0.07.25

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)153.35152.56
Div / share0.630.58
Book value / share54.141.73
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1020740.0939303.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 81.54 for the Machinery industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.51. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.96 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.26 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.71. The price-to-sales ratio is below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SWK 19.89 Peers 81.54   SWK 17.31 Peers 20.81

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

SWK 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.

SWK is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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SWK 16.86 Peers 19.76   SWK 4.05 Peers 1.69

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

SWK is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Premium. 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.

SWK trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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SWK 2.96 Peers 5.71   SWK 23.65 Peers 192.95

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.

SWK 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, SWK 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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SWK 1.93 Peers 2.24   SWK 11.74 Peers 11.16

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.

SWK is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.


Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.

SWK is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.



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