Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) Quarterly Analytical Analysis

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Quarterly Sales and EPS Roundup:

Ashland Inc. (ASH) reported sales (ttm) of 5.05 Billion, whereas, 6 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 1194.06 million. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 1283.37 million and lower end at 778.58 million while the year ago reported sale was 0 million.

6 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending Jan 26, 2017- Jan 27, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 828.73 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 838 million and 816 million respectively.

Ashland Inc. (ASH) reported earning per shares for the quarter ending Apr 25 AMC at 1.71, whereas, 9 number of analysts estimated the mean EPS at 1.49. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 1.66 and lower end at 0.71 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.

The company has mean EPS estimate of 0.68 reported by 9 number of analyst for the quarter ending Jan 26, 2017- Jan 27, 2017. The analysts estimated mean EPS at 0.68 while the high and low EPS estimate stand at 0.78 and 0.53 respectively. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 2.25. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 1 analysts is at 7.44%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 7.44 and 7.44.

Valuation Ratios of Ashland Inc. (ASH) versus the Industry and Sector:

Let’s have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Ashland Inc. (ASH). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.

Ashland Inc. (ASH) currently has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 0 while the company’s industry has 17.26 P/E and the sector P/E is 37.43. Similarly, the company’s last 5 years high P/E ratio is 1786.78 and low P/E is 6.55, whereas, the industry’s and sector’s  high P/E for the past year is 30.88 and 147.79 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 11.1 for the industry and 14.71 for the Sector.

Beta is also an important valuation ratio for analyzing the stock of the company, ASH has Beta of 1.03 while its industry and Sector’s beta remains at 1.06 and 0.87 respectively.

Price to Sale ratio of ASH stands at 0.78 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 1.2. Its Price to Cash Flow ratio shows the value of 15.23, whereas, the industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 12.34 and 13.93 respectively.

5 Year Growth Rate Analysis:

Growth rates are very important while analyzing the long term growth and valuation of a certain company.

5 year sales growth rate is an important factor for valuation analysis, the 5 year sales growth of Ashland Inc. (ASH) stands at -5.32 while the industry’s and the sector’s growth for next 5 years ticked at 3.84 and 2.14 respectively. The company’s 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at -46.13 and 8.34.

Ashland Inc. (ASH) Trading Statistics:

The company surged 1.14% and closed its last trading session at $63.4. The market capitalization of the company is at $4 Billion. The stock touched 52-week High of $128.19 on 05/16/17 and 52-week Low of $60.27 on 11/09/16. The stock currently has Weekly Volatility of 2.75% and Monthly Volatility of 1.74%. The Beta for the company stands at 1.06 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 5.1.

 

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