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 3.00 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
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)||157.85||165.45|
|Div / share||0.5||0.45|
|Book value / share||2.67||22.18|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1661041.0||1319380.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 23.23 for the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.38. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 18.58 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.58 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.38. 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 22.04||Peers 23.23||KLAC 12.92||Peers 14.30|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
KLAC is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Average. 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.
KLAC is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|KLAC 11.74||Peers 16.83||KLAC 0.45||Peers 0.70|
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 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 18.58||Peers 4.38||KLAC -35.16||Peers 48.79|
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 2.78||Peers 3.78||KLAC -3.94||Peers 13.19|
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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