CALAMP CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. CALAMP CORP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.96 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company managed to increase its liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 13.69% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||69.19||59.85|
|Net Income ($mil)||6.52||3.07|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||44.36||27.73|
|Total Assets ($mil)||202.62||179.27|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.69||1.86|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||37.15||35.24|
|Return on Assets||8.14||6.58|
|Return on Equity||10.9||8.86|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||36.23||35.86|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||4.18||3.71|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||683185.0||462719.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 35.78 for the Communications Equipment industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.55. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.47 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a premium versus the industry average of 4.14. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, CALAMP CORP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CAMP 41.49||Peers 35.78||CAMP 23.61||Peers 30.68|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
CAMP is trading at a 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.
CAMP is trading at a discount to its peers.
|CAMP 14.82||Peers 23.18||CAMP 0.29||Peers 1.36|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
CAMP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Discount. 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.
CAMP trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|CAMP 4.47||Peers 4.14||CAMP 36.36||Peers 136.83|
Average. 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.
CAMP is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, CAMP is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|CAMP 2.70||Peers 3.38||CAMP 6.23||Peers 4.58|
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.
CAMP is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
CAMP has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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