LIGHTPATH TECHNOLOGIES INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. LIGHTPATH TECHNOLOGIES INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.62 which shows the ability to cover 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 increased by 16.14% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||3.2||3.01|
|Net Income ($mil)||0.09||-0.13|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||1.06||1.63|
|Total Assets ($mil)||11.36||10.26|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.52||0.01|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||53.7||52.55|
|Return on Assets||-2.15||-6.43|
|Return on Equity||-2.95||-9.24|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||15.24||14.29|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.54||0.5|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||289219.0||26847.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.79 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.59. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, LIGHTPATH TECHNOLOGIES INC proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|LPTH NM||Peers 18.96||LPTH NM||Peers 13.84|
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.
LPTH's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
LPTH's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|LPTH 21.71||Peers 17.18||LPTH NA||Peers 1.23|
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.
LPTH'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.
|LPTH 2.79||Peers 2.59||LPTH 80.00||Peers 40.50|
Average. 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.
LPTH is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
LPTH is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|LPTH 1.89||Peers 2.14||LPTH 3.49||Peers 15.11|
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.
LPTH is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
LPTH significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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