KULICKE & SOFFA INDUSTRIES's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. KULICKE & SOFFA INDUSTRIES is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 8.37 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 4.67% 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||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||108.53||107.44|
|Net Income ($mil)||-0.09||7.84|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||492.94||633.38|
|Total Assets ($mil)||884.09||927.84|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||48.65||53.02|
|Return on Assets||4.83||7.84|
|Return on Equity||5.65||9.19|
|Debt||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Share Data||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||71.24||76.92|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||10.6||10.3|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||761583.0||514964.0|
HOLD. KULICKE & SOFFA INDUSTRIES's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.28 for the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 21.13. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.09 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.51 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.14. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, KULICKE & SOFFA INDUSTRIES proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|KLIC 20.71||Peers 21.28||KLIC 15.72||Peers 16.77|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
KLIC 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.
KLIC is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|KLIC 16.93||Peers 17.07||KLIC NM||Peers 3.11|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
KLIC is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
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.
KLIC's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|KLIC 1.09||Peers 4.14||KLIC -40.43||Peers 35.28|
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.
KLIC 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, KLIC is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|KLIC 1.54||Peers 3.95||KLIC -9.94||Peers 9.49|
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.
KLIC 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.
KLIC significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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