DAQO NEW ENERGY CORP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. DAQO NEW ENERGY CORP has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.39 which clearly shows a lack of 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 28.92% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||43.72||28.73|
|Net Income ($mil)||4.52||-33.97|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||77.68||10.78|
|Total Assets ($mil)||668.82||636.71|
|Total Debt ($mil)||277.51||269.73|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||54.95||66.7|
|Return on Assets||-1.66||-22.57|
|Return on Equity||-5.66||-93.83|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||6.94||6.92|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||28.42||22.12|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||110389.0||111495.0|
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 1.42 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.70 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.91. The price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is significantly below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, DAQO NEW ENERGY CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|DQ NM||Peers 27.40||DQ NA||Peers 14.53|
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.
DQ'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.
|DQ NA||Peers 18.48||DQ NA||Peers 0.76|
Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.
Ratio not available.
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.
|DQ 1.42||Peers 3.91||DQ 91.67||Peers 66.61|
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.
DQ 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.
DQ is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|DQ 1.80||Peers 3.96||DQ 109.86||Peers 15.05|
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.
DQ 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.
DQ has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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