MODUSLINK GLOBAL SOLUTIONS's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. MODUSLINK GLOBAL SOLUTIONS has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.66 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 9.37% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||164.7||181.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||-8.49||-8.84|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||206.31||77.98|
|Total Assets ($mil)||451.65||343.7|
|Total Debt ($mil)||78.38||0.4|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||10.58||13.26|
|Return on Assets||-3.6||-11.74|
|Return on Equity||-9.53||-25.06|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||52.1||51.58|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||3.29||3.04|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||187966.0||155379.0|
SELL. This stock?s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.04 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.85. 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 23.07||MLNK 18.15||Peers 17.52|
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.
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.
MLNK is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|MLNK NA||Peers 20.05||MLNK NA||Peers 1.48|
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 1.04||Peers 8.85||MLNK 63.53||Peers 13.15|
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 5.04||MLNK -4.13||Peers 7.95|
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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