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CalAmp Corporation
CAMP : NASDAQ : Technology

$24.56 | %
Today's Range: 23.90 - 25.06
Avg. Daily Volume: 909,000
04/17/14 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


CALAMP CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2013 is essentially unchanged 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 1.82 which shows 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 224.74% 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 Q3 FY13 Q3 FY12
Net Sales ($mil)63.544.34
EBITDA ($mil)7.985.05
EBIT ($mil)6.034.31
Net Income ($mil)4.214.16


Balance Sheet Q3 FY13 Q3 FY12
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)31.1113.56
Total Assets ($mil)165.3172.58
Total Debt ($mil)2.375.34
Equity ($mil)127.7439.34


Profitability Q3 FY13 Q3 FY12
Gross Profit Margin33.832.23
EBITDA Margin12.5711.38
Operating Margin9.59.72
Sales Turnover1.362.34
Return on Assets25.0218.78
Return on Equity32.3834.67
Debt Q3 FY13 Q3 FY12
Current Ratio2.52.0
Debt/Capital0.020.12
Interest Expense0.070.13
Interest Coverage90.0333.43


Share Data Q3 FY13 Q3 FY12
Shares outstanding (mil)35.5829.81
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.120.14
Book value / share3.591.32
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume917089.0611743.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 44.18 for the Communications Equipment industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 18.59. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.82 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.56 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.23. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CAMP 18.68 Peers 44.18   CAMP 37.30 Peers 13.97

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

CAMP is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Premium. 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 significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CAMP 23.64 Peers 20.21   CAMP NM Peers 1.18

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

CAMP 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.

CAMP's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
CAMP 6.82 Peers 3.23   CAMP 184.78 Peers 16.58

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

CAMP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CAMP 3.88 Peers 3.36   CAMP 32.17 Peers 13.16

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.

CAMP is trading at a premium 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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