Vector Group Ltd.

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VGR : NYSE : Consumer Non-Durables
$20.12 -0.17 | -0.84%
Today's Range: 20.1 - 20.29
Avg. Daily Volume: 665900.0
02/20/18 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis


VECTOR GROUP LTD's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. VECTOR GROUP LTD is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.12 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 43.24% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)357.71343.08
EBITDA ($mil)63.6275.2
EBIT ($mil)59.2369.36
Net Income ($mil)19.2623.18


Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)550.71621.53
Total Assets ($mil)1409.91464.73
Total Debt ($mil)1184.341137.71
Equity ($mil)-402.72-281.13


Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin41.0447.07
EBITDA Margin17.7821.91
Operating Margin16.5620.22
Sales Turnover0.940.87
Return on Assets3.295.08
Return on Equity0.00.0
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio2.613.61
Debt/Capital1.521.33
Interest Expense43.2337.37
Interest Coverage1.371.86


Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)135.18134.23
Div / share0.360.36
EPS0.130.17
Book value / share-2.98-2.09
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume686991.0549104.0

Valuation


HOLD. VECTOR GROUP LTD's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 21.88 for the Tobacco industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.51. Normally, for additional comaprison, we would look at the price-to-book ratio; however, this company's price-to-book ratio is negative making the value useless for comparisons. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
VGR 63.34 Peers 21.88   VGR 15.03 Peers 18.92

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

VGR is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Discount. 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.

VGR is trading at a discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
VGR 30.90 Peers 9.30   VGR 3.17 Peers 0.29

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

VGR is trading at a significant premium 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.

VGR trades at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
VGR NM Peers 12.43   VGR -41.97 Peers -15.02

Neutral. 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.

VGR's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

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

However, VGR 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
VGR 2.08 Peers 6.66   VGR 3.44 Peers 5.94

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.

VGR is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

VGR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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