STR HOLDINGS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. STR HOLDINGS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.62 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. STRI 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.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 33.84% 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 ($mil)||6.86||9.34|
|Net Income ($mil)||-2.61||-4.64|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||13.27||26.46|
|Total Assets ($mil)||67.89||102.33|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||5.01||-1.82|
|Return on Assets||-31.79||-18.29|
|Return on Equity||-38.52||-23.04|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||18.07||8.77|
|Div / share||2.55||0.0|
|Book value / share||2.97||9.26|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||39496.0||79193.0|
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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.30 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.08. 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, STR HOLDINGS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|STRI NM||Peers 28.23||STRI NM||Peers 22.75|
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.
STRI's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
STRI's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|STRI NA||Peers 17.84||STRI NA||Peers 0.82|
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.
STRI'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.
|STRI 0.30||Peers 6.08||STRI -47.10||Peers 59.85|
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.
STRI 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, STRI is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|STRI 0.43||Peers 4.15||STRI 22.79||Peers 15.26|
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.
STRI 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.
STRI has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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