FUELCELL ENERGY INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. FUELCELL ENERGY INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.28 which clearly shows the ability to cover any 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 236.90% 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 ($mil)||54.41||55.16|
|Net Income ($mil)||-4.7||-9.7|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||89.23||72.75|
|Total Assets ($mil)||266.73||237.64|
|Total Debt ($mil)||28.96||65.18|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||12.94||6.62|
|Return on Assets||-14.29||-14.45|
|Return on Equity||-25.85||-79.16|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||287.11||196.3|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.56||0.24|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||4361703.0||6565534.0|
SELL. 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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.91 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.66. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, FUELCELL ENERGY INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|FCEL NM||Peers 22.76||FCEL NA||Peers 16.68|
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 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.
|FCEL 162.00||Peers 18.49||FCEL NA||Peers 0.99|
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.
|FCEL 2.91||Peers 3.66||FCEL 10.00||Peers 882.89|
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.
FCEL is trading at a discount 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.
|FCEL 2.58||Peers 2.31||FCEL -3.93||Peers 6.72|
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 premium to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
FCEL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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