CUTERA INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. CUTERA INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.46 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 37.85% 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 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||30.04||25.5|
|Net Income ($mil)||2.05||-1.63|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||48.41||81.15|
|Total Assets ($mil)||77.52||108.91|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.51||0.4|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||60.49||58.11|
|Return on Assets||-5.72||-9.74|
|Return on Equity||-8.87||-13.18|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||12.98||14.45|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||3.85||5.57|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||58736.0||52832.0|
HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.08 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.79. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, CUTERA INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CUTR NM||Peers 64.37||CUTR NM||Peers 28.96|
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.
CUTR's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
CUTR's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|CUTR 24.24||Peers 23.29||CUTR NA||Peers 0.97|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
CUTR 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.
Ratio not available.
|CUTR 3.08||Peers 4.79||CUTR 59.46||Peers 30.16|
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.
CUTR 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.
CUTR is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|CUTR 1.63||Peers 4.57||CUTR 21.27||Peers 20.88|
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.
CUTR is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.
CUTR is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.
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