KLA-TENCOR CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 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. KLA-TENCOR CORP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.97 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 88.51% 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 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||756.33||734.34|
|Net Income ($mil)||142.02||128.73|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||2387.11||3152.64|
|Total Assets ($mil)||4826.01||5538.66|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3190.42||747.92|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||60.88||58.55|
|Return on Assets||7.58||10.52|
|Return on Equity||86.88||15.88|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||159.92||165.45|
|Div / share||0.5||0.45|
|Book value / share||2.64||22.18|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1284033.0||1391295.0|
HOLD. KLA-TENCOR CORP's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 25.78 for the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 21.25. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 19.76 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 6.23. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, KLA-TENCOR CORP seems to be trading at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|KLAC 23.14||Peers 25.78||KLAC NA||Peers 17.71|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
KLAC is trading at a discount to its peers.
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.
|KLAC 12.14||Peers 18.15||KLAC 0.29||Peers 0.86|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
KLAC is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Discount. 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.
KLAC trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|KLAC 19.76||Peers 6.23||KLAC -35.16||Peers 49.04|
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.
KLAC 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, KLAC is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|KLAC 2.96||Peers 4.09||KLAC -3.94||Peers 15.09|
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.
KLAC is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
KLAC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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