VITESSE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. VITESSE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.83 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 134.47% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||24.76||27.08|
|Net Income ($mil)||-5.04||-5.37|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||33.35||48.36|
|Total Assets ($mil)||67.54||83.35|
|Total Debt ($mil)||16.51||47.86|
|Profitability||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||61.08||62.09|
|Return on Assets||-26.27||-26.89|
|Return on Equity||-65.68||-194.57|
|Debt||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Share Data||Q1 FY15||Q1 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||68.43||57.83|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.39||0.2|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||257909.0||191200.0|
SELL. This stock?s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 10.51 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 5.26. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, VITESSE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|VTSS NM||Peers 27.95||VTSS NM||Peers 17.30|
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.
VTSS'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.
VTSS's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|VTSS 25.94||Peers 18.70||VTSS NA||Peers 1.46|
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.
VTSS'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.
|VTSS 10.51||Peers 5.26||VTSS 42.86||Peers 113.19|
Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
VTSS is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, VTSS is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|VTSS 2.67||Peers 4.44||VTSS 0.98||Peers 15.83|
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.
VTSS 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.
VTSS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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