Today we're going to take a closer look at large-cap Industrials company Dow, whose shares are currently trading at $54.77. We've been asking ourselves whether the company is under or over valued at today's prices... let's perform a brief value analysis to find out!
Dow's Valuation Is in Line With Its Sector Averages:
Dow Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of various materials science solutions for packaging, infrastructure, mobility, and consumer applications in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company belongs to the Industrials sector, which has an average price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.49 and an average price to book (P/B) ratio of 3.78. In contrast, Dow has a trailing 12 month P/E ratio of 22.1 and a P/B ratio of 1.93.
When we divide Dow's P/E ratio by its expected EPS growth rate of the next five years, we obtain its PEG ratio of -3.08. Since it's negative, the company has negative growth expectations, and most investors will probably avoid the stock unless it has an exceptionally low P/E and P/B ratio.
The Company Enjoys Exceptional EPS Growth:
|Net Income (MM)||-$1,359||$1,225||$6,311||$4,582|
|Net Interest Expense (MM)||-$852||-$789||-$676||-$489|
|Depreciation & Amort. (MM)||-$2,938||-$2,874||-$2,842||-$2,758|
|Earnings Per Share||-$1.83||$1.65||$8.41||$6.31|
|Diluted Shares (MM)||742||742||750||726|
|Free Cash Flow (MM)||$7,967||$7,520||$8,793||$9,532|
|Capital Expenditures (MM)||-$2,037||-$1,257||-$1,593||-$2,013|
|Net Current Assets (MM)||-$29,615||-$29,381||-$21,358||-$17,290|
|Long Term Debt (MM)||$15,975||$16,491||$14,280||$14,698|
|Net Debt / EBITDA||2.27||2.21||1.09||1.36|
Dow has weak revenue growth and a flat capital expenditure trend, irregular cash flows, and a decent current ratio. We also note that the company benefits from exceptional EPS growth and healthy leverage. However, the firm suffers from slimmer gross margins than its peers and weak operating margins with a positive growth rate.