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Fuelcell Energy Inc
FCEL : NASDAQ : Utilities
$2.61 | %
Today's Range: 2.54 - 2.62
Avg. Daily Volume: 7,287,900
08/22/14 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


FUELCELL ENERGY INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. FUELCELL ENERGY INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.28 which shows that technically this company has 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 77.22% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)38.2742.44
EBITDA ($mil)-7.66-6.15
EBIT ($mil)-8.77-7.2
Net Income ($mil)-15.84-7.37


Balance Sheet Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)69.1466.73
Total Assets ($mil)228.96207.49
Total Debt ($mil)29.8429.75
Equity ($mil)102.0257.56


Profitability Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Gross Profit Margin7.117.92
EBITDA Margin-20.02-14.48
Operating Margin-22.92-16.96
Sales Turnover0.840.69
Return on Assets-18.23-19.42
Return on Equity-44.07-75.57
Debt Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Current Ratio2.081.47
Debt/Capital0.230.34
Interest Expense0.890.57
Interest Coverage-9.85-12.54


Share Data Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)256.38191.93
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.07-0.04
Book value / share0.40.3
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume6614914.02.4472602E7

Valuation


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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 6.38 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.68 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 3.84. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, FUELCELL ENERGY INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FCEL NM Peers 22.29   FCEL NM Peers 26.61

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.

FCEL'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.

FCEL's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FCEL NM Peers 21.48   FCEL NA Peers 1.23

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.

FCEL'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.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
FCEL 6.38 Peers 3.84   FCEL 8.34 Peers 139.12

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.

FCEL is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

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

However, FCEL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FCEL 3.40 Peers 2.66   FCEL 33.12 Peers 8.99

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.

FCEL is trading at a significant premium to its industry.

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

FCEL has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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