AEROVIRONMENT INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. AEROVIRONMENT INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 7.84 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. AVAV managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 10.34% 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||Q1 FY14||Q1 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||51.87||44.12|
|Net Income ($mil)||-3.61||-7.21|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY14||Q1 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||224.89||128.81|
|Total Assets ($mil)||378.6||351.56|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY14||Q1 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||31.32||35.66|
|Return on Assets||4.57||1.3|
|Return on Equity||5.08||1.49|
|Debt||Q1 FY14||Q1 FY13|
|Share Data||Q1 FY14||Q1 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||23.36||22.67|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||14.59||13.62|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||266855.0||333527.0|
HOLD. AEROVIRONMENT INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 19.92 for the Aerospace & Defense industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.06. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.01 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.49 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.39. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, AEROVIRONMENT INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|AVAV 39.07||Peers 19.92||AVAV 12.00||Peers 13.52|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
AVAV 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.
AVAV is trading at a discount to its peers.
|AVAV 53.27||Peers 18.05||AVAV NM||Peers 1.14|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
AVAV is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
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.
AVAV's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|AVAV 2.01||Peers 4.39||AVAV 275.00||Peers 78.19|
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.
AVAV 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.
AVAV is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|AVAV 2.64||Peers 1.47||AVAV 15.00||Peers 3.56|
Premium. 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.
AVAV is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
AVAV has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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