QUANTUM CORP's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. QUANTUM CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.67 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.71% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||142.06||145.87|
|Net Income ($mil)||6.93||-2.46|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||109.66||82.77|
|Total Assets ($mil)||373.95||360.27|
|Total Debt ($mil)||203.74||205.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||47.39||44.27|
|Return on Assets||-2.82||-6.16|
|Return on Equity||0.0||0.0|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||256.24||248.22|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-0.3||-0.32|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||1266754.0||1635074.0|
SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. Along with this, the price-to-book ratio is also meaningless due to a negative book value for the company, making any comparisons useless. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|QTM NM||Peers 17.89||QTM 13.96||Peers 17.00|
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.
QTM's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
QTM is trading at a discount to its peers.
|QTM 13.15||Peers 14.44||QTM NA||Peers 0.74|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
QTM 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.
Ratio not available.
|QTM NM||Peers 5.11||QTM 44.45||Peers 22.47|
Neutral. 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.
QTM's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
QTM is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|QTM 0.82||Peers 3.14||QTM -5.64||Peers 11.13|
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.
QTM 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.
QTM significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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