PDF SOLUTIONS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. PDF SOLUTIONS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 12.37 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 20.12% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||26.06||27.08|
|Net Income ($mil)||5.75||6.82|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||115.46||89.37|
|Total Assets ($mil)||177.44||151.16|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||65.47||66.24|
|Return on Assets||10.4||13.84|
|Return on Equity||11.4||15.53|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||31.12||30.44|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||5.2||4.43|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||210533.0||236861.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 28.06 for the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.57. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.63 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.87. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, PDF SOLUTIONS INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|PDFS 32.53||Peers 28.06||PDFS 21.68||Peers 22.76|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
PDFS is trading at a premium to its peers.
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.
PDFS is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|PDFS 14.52||Peers 19.66||PDFS 0.33||Peers 1.09|
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 3.63||Peers 5.87||PDFS -12.13||Peers 112.41|
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 5.86||Peers 4.34||PDFS -1.28||Peers 15.15|
Premium. 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 significant premium to its industry.
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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