COMTECH TELECOMMUN's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 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. COMTECH TELECOMMUN is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.16 which clearly shows the ability to cover any 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 remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 1.76% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||89.38||84.41|
|Net Income ($mil)||7.99||5.16|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||154.5||356.64|
|Total Assets ($mil)||473.85||681.82|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||200.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||45.91||44.12|
|Return on Assets||5.3||2.61|
|Return on Equity||6.33||4.4|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||16.16||16.46|
|Div / share||0.6||0.28|
|Book value / share||24.56||24.55|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||114653.0||124250.0|
BUY. COMTECH TELECOMMUN's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 25.64 for the Communications Equipment industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.91. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.58 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.75 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.23. The price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is significantly below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|CMTL 27.64||Peers 25.64||CMTL 18.08||Peers 16.42|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
CMTL is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
CMTL is trading at a premium to its peers.
|CMTL 18.87||Peers 19.44||CMTL 0.91||Peers 0.68|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
CMTL is trading at a premium to its peers.
Premium. 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.
CMTL trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|CMTL 1.58||Peers 3.23||CMTL 47.36||Peers 377.63|
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.
CMTL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, CMTL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|CMTL 1.80||Peers 3.30||CMTL 8.55||Peers 3.28|
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.
CMTL 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.
CMTL has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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