MODUSLINK GLOBAL SOLUTIONS's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged 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. MODUSLINK GLOBAL SOLUTIONS has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.85 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.98% 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 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||173.27||173.02|
|Net Income ($mil)||-9.48||-8.31|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||170.55||71.23|
|Total Assets ($mil)||428.99||360.96|
|Total Debt ($mil)||72.32||0.11|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||11.15||10.83|
|Return on Assets||-3.87||-14.33|
|Return on Equity||-9.34||-27.15|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||51.89||51.53|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||3.45||3.24|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||142608.0||284094.0|
SELL. 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 1.05 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.70 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.30. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, MODUSLINK GLOBAL SOLUTIONS proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|MLNK NM||Peers 26.28||MLNK 20.80||Peers 15.96|
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.
MLNK's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Premium. 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.
MLNK is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|MLNK NA||Peers 18.27||MLNK NA||Peers 1.26|
Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.
Ratio not available.
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.
|MLNK 1.05||Peers 8.30||MLNK 68.63||Peers 19.05|
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.
MLNK 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.
MLNK is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|MLNK 0.25||Peers 4.38||MLNK -0.93||Peers 7.57|
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.
MLNK 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.
MLNK significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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