Agilent Technologies Inc.

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A : NYSE : Health Technology
$69.41 -0.44 | -0.63%
Today's Range: 69.36 - 70.09
Avg. Daily Volume: 2239400.0
03/21/18 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2018 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.67 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. A 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.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 5.23% 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 FY18 Q1 FY17
Net Sales ($mil)1211.01067.0
EBITDA ($mil)300.0277.0
EBIT ($mil)249.0222.0
Net Income ($mil)-320.0168.0

Balance Sheet Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2887.02241.0
Total Assets ($mil)8698.07872.0
Total Debt ($mil)2145.01992.0
Equity ($mil)4522.04297.0

Profitability Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Gross Profit Margin59.9559.04
EBITDA Margin24.7725.96
Operating Margin20.5620.81
Sales Turnover0.530.54
Return on Assets2.256.44
Return on Equity4.3311.79
Debt Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Current Ratio3.233.34
Interest Expense20.020.0
Interest Coverage12.4511.1

Share Data Q1 FY18 Q1 FY17
Shares outstanding (mil)322.96322.0
Div / share0.150.13
Book value / share14.013.34
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2243723.01740525.0


BUY. AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 121.97 for the Life Sciences Tools & Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.66. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.01 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.28 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.78. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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A 118.95 Peers 121.97   A 22.89 Peers 29.53

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

A is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


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.

A is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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A 23.71 Peers 28.38   A 4.34 Peers 0.97

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

A is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Premium. 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.

A trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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A 5.01 Peers 6.78   A -62.18 Peers 35.00

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.

A 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, A is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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A 4.91 Peers 7.25   A 8.84 Peers 22.92

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.

A 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.

A significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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