PDF SOLUTIONS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, however the growth has outpaced the average competitor within the industry. PDF SOLUTIONS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 13.34 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. PDFS managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 21.56% 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||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||26.82||27.09|
|Net Income ($mil)||5.97||6.26|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||131.88||100.99|
|Total Assets ($mil)||186.28||159.31|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||69.43||65.86|
|Return on Assets||9.75||14.09|
|Return on Equity||10.61||15.93|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||31.45||30.44|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||5.45||4.63|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||210923.0||185804.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 25.78 for the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.25. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.39 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.23. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, PDF SOLUTIONS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|PDFS 23.25||Peers 25.78||PDFS 13.42||Peers 17.71|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
PDFS is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Discount. 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.
PDFS is trading at a discount to its peers.
|PDFS 10.42||Peers 18.15||PDFS 0.48||Peers 0.86|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
PDFS is trading at a discount 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.
PDFS trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|PDFS 2.39||Peers 6.23||PDFS -21.13||Peers 49.04|
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.
PDFS 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, PDFS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|PDFS 4.10||Peers 4.09||PDFS -4.35||Peers 15.09|
Average. 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.
PDFS is trading at a valuation on par with its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
PDFS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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