The Valspar Corp

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VAL : NYSE : Basic Materials
$107.5 | %
Today's Range: 0.0 - 0.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 533900.0
01/13/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

VALSPAR CORP'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. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. VALSPAR CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.78 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 30.22% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1106.061149.54
EBITDA ($mil)168.58203.19
EBIT ($mil)141.72178.65
Net Income ($mil)103.59102.36

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)175.58187.27
Total Assets ($mil)4314.554318.58
Total Debt ($mil)1778.42041.09
Equity ($mil)1113.42855.01

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin38.2538.82
EBITDA Margin15.2417.67
Operating Margin12.8115.54
Sales Turnover0.971.02
Return on Assets8.189.25
Return on Equity31.746.72
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.261.19
Interest Expense22.2722.17
Interest Coverage6.368.06

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)79.4278.98
Div / share0.330.3
Book value / share14.0210.83
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume529155.0325422.0


BUY. VALSPAR CORP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 29.58 for the Chemicals industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 25.49. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.62 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 5.43. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is below the industry average, indicating a discount. The valuation analysis reveals that, VALSPAR CORP seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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VAL 24.54 Peers 29.58   VAL 17.57 Peers 14.77

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

VAL is trading at a 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.

VAL is trading at a premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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VAL 20.34 Peers 21.09   VAL NA Peers 2.07

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

Ratio not available.


Neutral. 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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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VAL 7.62 Peers 5.43   VAL -10.13 Peers -13.84

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.

VAL is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


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

VAL is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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VAL 2.02 Peers 2.31   VAL -4.61 Peers -5.52

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.

VAL 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.

VAL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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