Agilent Technologies Inc

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$47.62 | %
Today's Range: 47.4139 - 47.93
Avg. Daily Volume: 2131400.0
01/20/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 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 3.09 which clearly shows the ability to cover any 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 remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 1.82% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1111.01035.0
EBITDA ($mil)269.0240.0
EBIT ($mil)213.0179.0
Net Income ($mil)126.0140.0


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2289.02245.0
Total Assets ($mil)7802.07479.0
Total Debt ($mil)1912.01655.0
Equity ($mil)4243.04167.0


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin57.5256.71
EBITDA Margin24.2123.18
Operating Margin19.1717.29
Sales Turnover0.540.54
Return on Assets5.925.36
Return on Equity10.8810.51
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio3.853.78
Debt/Capital0.310.28
Interest Expense19.016.0
Interest Coverage11.2111.19


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)323.46332.0
Div / share0.120.1
EPS0.380.42
Book value / share13.1212.55
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume2111847.01827820.0

Valuation


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 37.03 for the Life Sciences Tools & Services industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.41. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.63 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.50. 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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
A 33.79 Peers 37.03   A 19.43 Peers 22.92

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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
A 19.85 Peers 26.45   A 0.63 Peers 1.68

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

A is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

Discount. 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 discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
A 3.63 Peers 5.50   A 6.81 Peers 3.82

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.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

A is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
A 3.67 Peers 29.96   A 4.06 Peers 9.21

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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