Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc.Find Ratings Reports
SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTL INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 is essentially unchanged 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. SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTL INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.89 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 8.57% 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||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Net Sales ($mil)||261.9||233.3|
|Net Income ($mil)||20.5||13.7|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||96.1||99.8|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1547.2||1487.5|
|Total Debt ($mil)||674.6||726.1|
|Profitability||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Gross Profit Margin||33.45||34.29|
|Return on Assets||2.66||5.06|
|Return on Equity||7.4||14.56|
|Debt||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Share Data||Q1 FY18||Q1 FY17|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||30.77||30.69|
|Div / share||0.43||0.42|
|Book value / share||18.27||16.87|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||164241.0||165024.0|
BUY. SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTL INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 28.82 for the Paper & Forest Products industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.78. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.41 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.22 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.31. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTL INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SWM 32.60||Peers 28.82||SWM 9.65||Peers 8.81|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
SWM is trading at a premium 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 11.85||Peers 8.95||SWM 0.16||Peers 0.49|
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 significant 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 2.41||Peers 2.31||SWM -45.13||Peers 47.57|
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 1.34||Peers 1.59||SWM 17.71||Peers 20.37|
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