EMCORE CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased 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. EMCORE CORP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.55 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 70.02% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||18.42||14.66|
|Net Income ($mil)||56.13||-2.05|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||147.98||18.7|
|Total Assets ($mil)||218.97||167.24|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||17.2|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||34.82||30.41|
|Return on Assets||28.78||0.06|
|Return on Equity||2.21||-1.65|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||31.61||30.18|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||5.39||3.32|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||116003.0||186959.0|
HOLD. EMCORE CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 22.49 for the Communications Equipment industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.49. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.05 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.56. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|EMKR 47.33||Peers 22.49||EMKR NM||Peers 17.88|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
EMKR is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
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.
EMKR's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|EMKR 81.14||Peers 20.69||EMKR NM||Peers 1.21|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
EMKR's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
EMKR's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|EMKR 1.05||Peers 3.56||EMKR 400.00||Peers 151.56|
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.
EMKR 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.
EMKR is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|EMKR 1.21||Peers 3.27||EMKR 11.59||Peers 2.80|
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.
EMKR 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.
EMKR has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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