Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc

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SWM : NYSE : Consumer Goods
$43.29 up 0.18 | 0.42%
Today's Range: 42.91 - 43.88
Avg. Daily Volume: 124700.0
04/24/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTL INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTL INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.64 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 8.63% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)198.7209.8
EBITDA ($mil)39.042.6
EBIT ($mil)27.830.6
Net Income ($mil)17.021.7


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)107.4186.5
Total Assets ($mil)1173.71290.0
Total Debt ($mil)440.4571.5
Equity ($mil)508.3467.9


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin37.4437.08
EBITDA Margin19.6220.3
Operating Margin13.9914.59
Sales Turnover0.720.59
Return on Assets7.056.95
Return on Equity16.2819.34
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio2.683.11
Debt/Capital0.460.55
Interest Expense4.04.4
Interest Coverage6.956.95


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)30.5430.47
Div / share0.420.4
EPS0.550.71
Book value / share16.6415.35
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume124589.0170501.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 23.34 for the Paper & Forest Products industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.92. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.60 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.32. The current price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SWM 16.05 Peers 23.34   SWM 10.20 Peers 8.58

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.

 

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.

SWM is trading at a 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
SWM 12.74 Peers 16.28   SWM 0.95 Peers 2.11

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.

 

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
SWM 2.60 Peers 2.32   SWM -8.79 Peers 209.72

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.

 

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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SWM 1.58 Peers 1.33   SWM 9.92 Peers 9.70

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.

 

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

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

 

 

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