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Jinpan International Ltd
JST : NASDAQ : Technology
$7.76 -0.15 | -1.85%
Today's Range: 7.76 - 7.91
Avg. Daily Volume: 25,300
10/01/14 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


JINPAN INTERNATIONAL LTD's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. JINPAN INTERNATIONAL LTD is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.07 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company managed to increase its liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 8.37% 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 Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)65.7158.67
EBITDA ($mil)8.566.73
EBIT ($mil)6.445.42
Net Income ($mil)5.284.38


Balance Sheet Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)18.8216.74
Total Assets ($mil)346.59333.93
Total Debt ($mil)52.5954.65
Equity ($mil)217.86201.02


Profitability Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Gross Profit Margin36.7337.02
EBITDA Margin13.0211.47
Operating Margin9.89.23
Sales Turnover0.690.62
Return on Assets5.143.97
Return on Equity8.196.59
Debt Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Current Ratio2.632.37
Debt/Capital0.190.21
Interest Expense0.610.49
Interest Coverage10.5410.97


Share Data Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)16.2816.26
Div / share0.040.03
EPS0.320.26
Book value / share13.3812.36
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume23854.024647.0

Valuation


BUY. JINPAN INTERNATIONAL LTD's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 22.08 for the Electrical Equipment industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.49. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.60 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.70 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.71. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, JINPAN INTERNATIONAL LTD proves to trade at a discount 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
JST 7.50 Peers 22.08   JST 7.45 Peers 24.94

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

JST is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. 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.

JST is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
JST NA Peers 19.37   JST NA Peers 1.21

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
JST 0.60 Peers 3.71   JST 35.44 Peers 147.04

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.

JST is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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

However, JST 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
JST 0.55 Peers 2.48   JST 15.92 Peers 8.68

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.

JST 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.

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

 

 

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