Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc.Find Ratings Reports
SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTL INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTL INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.88 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company managed to increase its liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 8.31% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY17||Q3 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||257.8||209.3|
|Net Income ($mil)||25.8||18.7|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY17||Q3 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||100.6||89.5|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1532.0||1204.9|
|Total Debt ($mil)||694.0||444.3|
|Profitability||Q3 FY17||Q3 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||35.14||35.5|
|Return on Assets||5.14||7.26|
|Return on Equity||13.82||16.63|
|Debt||Q3 FY17||Q3 FY16|
|Share Data||Q3 FY17||Q3 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||30.71||30.55|
|Div / share||0.42||0.4|
|Book value / share||18.53||17.2|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||161594.0||142213.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 28.99 for the Paper & Forest Products industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.51. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.26 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.26 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.36. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTL INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SWM 16.36||Peers 28.99||SWM 9.17||Peers 8.70|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
SWM is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Average. 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.
SWM is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|SWM 12.36||Peers 10.70||SWM 0.98||Peers 13.39|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
SWM is trading at a premium to its peers.
Discount. 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.
SWM trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|SWM 2.26||Peers 2.36||SWM -10.49||Peers 23.68|
Average. 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.
SWM is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, SWM is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|SWM 1.36||Peers 1.64||SWM 11.05||Peers 13.98|
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.
SWM is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
SWM trails its peers on the basis of sales growth