MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.55 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 decreased by 6.12% 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 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||49.83||52.92|
|Net Income ($mil)||-2.17||-2.12|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||24.78||24.73|
|Total Assets ($mil)||172.01||186.6|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.09||15.57|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||34.4||40.52|
|Return on Assets||-12.98||-3.36|
|Return on Equity||-18.73||-4.94|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||31.78||29.85|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||3.75||4.25|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||201863.0||271146.0|
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 1.73 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.48. 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, MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|MXWL NM||Peers 29.50||MXWL 21.92||Peers 13.93|
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.
MXWL'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.
MXWL is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|MXWL NM||Peers 18.68||MXWL NA||Peers 1.22|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
MXWL's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
|MXWL 1.73||Peers 2.48||MXWL -257.14||Peers 4.03|
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.
MXWL 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, MXWL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|MXWL 1.23||Peers 2.19||MXWL -10.30||Peers 1.99|
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.
MXWL 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.
MXWL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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