TETRA TECHNOLOGIES INC/DE's gross profit margin for the third 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. TETRA TECHNOLOGIES INC/DE has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.84 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 28.29% 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 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||305.14||306.37|
|Net Income ($mil)||9.76||-10.54|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||36.96||45.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||1941.31||2194.24|
|Total Debt ($mil)||919.47||940.17|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||36.23||22.19|
|Return on Assets||-6.67||-1.37|
|Return on Equity||-33.93||-5.68|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||80.24||79.6|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||4.76||6.69|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||662167.0||782334.0|
HOLD. 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 1.85 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a discount versus the industry average of 1.88. 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, TETRA TECHNOLOGIES INC/DE proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|TTI NM||Peers 45.01||TTI 4.02||Peers 8.59|
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.
TTI'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.
TTI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|TTI 60.62||Peers 22.38||TTI NA||Peers 1.68|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
TTI 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.
|TTI 1.85||Peers 1.88||TTI -334.21||Peers -126.42|
Average. 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.
TTI is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, TTI is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|TTI 0.59||Peers 1.65||TTI 20.38||Peers -12.40|
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.
TTI 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.
TTI has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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