AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CP has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.20 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 7.65% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||23.72||11.7|
|Net Income ($mil)||-9.12||-13.52|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||41.83||42.72|
|Total Assets ($mil)||142.92||160.56|
|Total Debt ($mil)||6.74||11.37|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||21.96||17.48|
|Return on Assets||-30.96||-36.91|
|Return on Equity||-46.77||-57.83|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||13.95||8.32|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||6.78||12.31|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||82922.0||203970.0|
SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.67 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.67 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.64. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|AMSC NM||Peers 23.58||AMSC NM||Peers 16.77|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
AMSC's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
AMSC's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|AMSC NM||Peers 18.57||AMSC NA||Peers 1.45|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
AMSC's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
|AMSC 0.67||Peers 3.64||AMSC 44.21||Peers 7.21|
Discount. 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.
AMSC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
AMSC is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|AMSC 0.76||Peers 2.18||AMSC 13.51||Peers 0.72|
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.
AMSC is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
AMSC has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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