The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB)- Critical Profitability Ratio Analysis under Limelight

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) under comprehensive financial analysis presented as an active mover. Shares raised 0.24% to trade at $28.92 in recent trading session. The firm has floated short ration of 1.16%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, which was 0.96.

Limelight under Ratio Analysis

The co stands at price to sale ratio of 3.18 that signifies the value placed on each dollar of a firm’s sales or incomes; it is most relevant ratio to compare companies in similar sector. It has price to book ratio of 4.68, which gauges the market price of a share over its book value.

Analysts Rating

Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the WMB. EPS is usually the indicator of profitability for the company. According to WSJ analysis, the Q4 2016 current estimates trends were for $0.19 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $0.19. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $1 as compared to three months ago $0.64.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 38 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 31.50 as compared to current price of 28.92. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 7 analysts in current tenure as 2 analysts having overweight ratings, 11 recommend as HOLD and 1 gave it as a SELL security for current period. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Overweight by the pool of analysts.

Profitability Analysis

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) need to consider for profitability analysis, the firm has profit margin of negative -5.70% to find consistent trends in a firm’s earnings. Gross profit margin and operating profit margin calculated as 77% and 3.60% respectively. WMB has returns on investment of 1%. The returns on assets were -0.90% that gives an idea about how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. It has returns on equity of -8.50%, which is measuring profitability by disclosing how much profit generates by WMB with the shareholders’ money.

The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.30 on scale of 1-5. The co has price volatility of 2.26% for a week and 2.41% for a month. Narrow down focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was -1.46% and monthly performance was 3.24%. The stock price of WMB is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 1.71% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 0.18%.

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) current ratio calculated as 0.50, this value is acceptable if it lies in 1.3% to 3%. But it varies industry to industry. To strengthen these views, active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 0.40, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 5.06, sometimes it remain same with long term debt to equity ratio.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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