Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc.

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SWM : NYSE : Process Industries
$41.46 up 0.36 | 0.88%
Today's Range: 41.2 - 42.17
Avg. Daily Volume: 162800.0
02/21/18 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

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 ($mil)257.8209.3
EBITDA ($mil)54.843.4
EBIT ($mil)40.032.2
Net Income ($mil)25.818.7

Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)100.689.5
Total Assets ($mil)1532.01204.9
Total Debt ($mil)694.0444.3
Equity ($mil)569.1525.4

Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin35.1435.5
EBITDA Margin21.2520.73
Operating Margin15.5215.38
Sales Turnover0.620.71
Return on Assets5.147.26
Return on Equity13.8216.63
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio3.062.78
Interest Expense7.43.9
Interest Coverage5.418.26

Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)30.7130.55
Div / share0.420.4
Book value / share18.5317.2
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume161594.0142213.0


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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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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.

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  Price to
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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.

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  Earnings Growth
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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.

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  Sales Growth
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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



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