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Biolase Inc
BIOL : NASDAQ : Health Care
$0.92 -0.02 | -1.92%
Today's Range: 0.87 - 0.96
Avg. Daily Volume: 171,900
11/25/15 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

BIOLASE INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. BIOLASE INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.35 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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 137.35% 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 Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)11.2312.71
EBITDA ($mil)-5.09-3.12
EBIT ($mil)-5.35-3.3
Net Income ($mil)-5.34-3.5

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)15.392.76
Total Assets ($mil)47.1529.9
Total Debt ($mil)0.20.0
Equity ($mil)26.3411.1

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin31.7643.21
EBITDA Margin-45.28-24.52
Operating Margin-47.64-25.92
Sales Turnover1.01.66
Return on Assets-46.5-57.03
Return on Equity-83.22-153.66
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio2.21.41
Interest Expense0.00.04
Interest Coverage0.0-89.05

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)58.1943.95
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share0.450.25
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume164217.0109872.0


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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.16 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.32. 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, BIOLASE INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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BIOL NM Peers 42.30   BIOL NA Peers 25.87

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.

BIOL's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

Ratio not available.

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  Price to
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BIOL NM Peers 25.46   BIOL NA Peers 0.85

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.

BIOL'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.

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  Earnings Growth
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BIOL 2.16 Peers 4.32   BIOL 13.58 Peers -5.80

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.

BIOL 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.

BIOL is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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BIOL 1.21 Peers 6.09   BIOL -4.96 Peers 16.01

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.

BIOL is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

BIOL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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