Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc

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SWM : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$41.53 | %
Today's Range: 41.39 - 42.18
Avg. Daily Volume: 140500.0
12/09/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTL INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTL INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.74 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 14.21% 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 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)209.3184.4
EBITDA ($mil)43.442.8
EBIT ($mil)32.233.3
Net Income ($mil)18.725.8

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)89.5268.5
Total Assets ($mil)1204.91119.9
Total Debt ($mil)444.3400.1
Equity ($mil)525.4460.0

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin35.533.57
EBITDA Margin20.7323.21
Operating Margin15.3818.06
Sales Turnover0.710.66
Return on Assets7.267.72
Return on Equity16.6318.97
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio2.784.19
Interest Expense3.91.7
Interest Coverage8.2619.59

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)30.5530.48
Div / share0.40.38
Book value / share17.215.09
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume133603.0137587.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 23.69 for the Paper & Forest Products industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.37. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.43 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.13. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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premium   discount
SWM 14.60 Peers 23.69   SWM 8.64 Peers 7.89

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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premium   discount
SWM 12.21 Peers 14.57   SWM 1.77 Peers 1.17

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

SWM is trading at a discount to 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.

SWM trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
SWM 2.43 Peers 2.13   SWM 0.00 Peers 157.21

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.

SWM is trading at a premium to its peers.


Neutral. Higher earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

The growth rate for SWM is not available.

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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
SWM 1.50 Peers 1.29   SWM 15.62 Peers 10.96

Premium. 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 premium to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

SWM has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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