MKS INSTRUMENTS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased 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. MKS INSTRUMENTS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 6.11 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 remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.90% 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||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||184.7||156.93|
|Net Income ($mil)||21.22||7.32|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||464.92||582.44|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1197.9||1130.35|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||45.45||41.8|
|Return on Assets||6.27||1.74|
|Return on Equity||7.2||1.96|
|Debt||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Share Data||Q2 FY14||Q2 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||53.03||53.15|
|Div / share||0.17||0.16|
|Book value / share||19.67||18.89|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||288268.0||251877.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 24.65 for the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 18.06. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.67 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.49 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.57. 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 23.26||Peers 24.65||MKSI 17.79||Peers 16.45|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
MKSI 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.
MKSI is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|MKSI 16.82||Peers 17.25||MKSI 0.15||Peers 0.64|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
MKSI is trading at a premium 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.
MKSI trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|MKSI 1.67||Peers 3.57||MKSI 271.05||Peers 67.02|
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.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
MKSI is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|MKSI 2.28||Peers 3.67||MKSI 32.77||Peers 14.65|
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.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
MKSI has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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