MATTSON TECHNOLOGY INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. MATTSON TECHNOLOGY INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.65 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.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 124.31% 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 ($mil)||38.43||33.84|
|Net Income ($mil)||0.54||-0.41|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||12.45||13.71|
|Total Assets ($mil)||103.08||88.88|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||20.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||33.82||36.45|
|Return on Assets||7.2||-25.09|
|Return on Equity||10.56||-71.12|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||73.68||59.06|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.95||0.53|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||380425.0||462715.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 28.97 for the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.91. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.80 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.75 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.34. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, MATTSON TECHNOLOGY INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|MTSN 22.25||Peers 28.97||MTSN NA||Peers 14.04|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
MTSN 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.
|MTSN 10.47||Peers 18.75||MTSN NM||Peers 0.71|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
MTSN is trading at a significant premium to 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.
MTSN's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|MTSN 2.80||Peers 4.34||MTSN 131.57||Peers 51.38|
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.
MTSN 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.
MTSN is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|MTSN 1.20||Peers 4.10||MTSN 65.44||Peers 15.25|
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.
MTSN 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.
MTSN has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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