WESTELL TECH INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. WESTELL TECH INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.91 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.38% 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 FY14||Q1 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||27.97||23.1|
|Net Income ($mil)||-2.82||-2.76|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY14||Q1 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||46.82||82.86|
|Total Assets ($mil)||155.7||146.04|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY14||Q1 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||36.85||43.21|
|Return on Assets||3.41||-30.85|
|Return on Equity||3.91||-33.57|
|Debt||Q1 FY14||Q1 FY13|
|Share Data||Q1 FY14||Q1 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||60.05||59.03|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||2.28||2.18|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||334396.0||342317.0|
HOLD. WESTELL TECH INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 22.01 for the Communications Equipment industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.49. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.82 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.70 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.20. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|WSTL 23.25||Peers 22.01||WSTL 49.72||Peers 16.18|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
WSTL is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Premium. 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.
WSTL is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|WSTL 62.00||Peers 19.02||WSTL NM||Peers 0.49|
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.
WSTL'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.
WSTL's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.
|WSTL 0.82||Peers 3.20||WSTL 110.52||Peers 219.61|
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.
WSTL 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, WSTL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|WSTL 1.02||Peers 3.25||WSTL 107.70||Peers 10.85|
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.
WSTL 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.
WSTL has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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