MKS INSTRUMENTS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. MKS INSTRUMENTS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 7.96 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. MKSI managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.00% 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 ($mil)||183.68||213.84|
|Net Income ($mil)||17.56||33.79|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||666.62||351.34|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1290.66||1249.61|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||41.5||47.19|
|Return on Assets||8.21||9.46|
|Return on Equity||9.05||10.71|
|Debt||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Share Data||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||53.2||53.29|
|Div / share||0.17||0.17|
|Book value / share||22.01||20.73|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||264510.0||274840.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 20.97 for the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 23.99. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.65 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.96. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, MKS INSTRUMENTS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|MKSI 18.25||Peers 20.97||MKSI NA||Peers 15.20|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
MKSI 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.
|MKSI 15.07||Peers 17.98||MKSI NM||Peers 2.68|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
MKSI is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
MKSI's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|MKSI 1.65||Peers 3.96||MKSI -10.37||Peers 28.70|
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.
MKSI 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, MKSI is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|MKSI 2.47||Peers 4.06||MKSI -0.64||Peers 5.29|
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.
MKSI 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.
MKSI significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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