Agilent Technologies Inc

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A : NYSE : Health Care
$59.23 up 0.57 | 0.97%
Today's Range: 58.0725 - 59.34
Avg. Daily Volume: 1761500.0
05/24/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis


AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.58 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 5.04% 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 Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1102.01019.0
EBITDA ($mil)262.0218.0
EBIT ($mil)208.0154.0
Net Income ($mil)164.091.0


Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2389.02139.0
Total Assets ($mil)8016.07640.0
Total Debt ($mil)2043.01889.0
Equity ($mil)4372.04162.0


Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin58.8956.92
EBITDA Margin23.7721.39
Operating Margin18.8715.11
Sales Turnover0.540.54
Return on Assets7.236.08
Return on Equity13.2611.22
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio3.23.08
Debt/Capital0.320.31
Interest Expense20.018.0
Interest Coverage10.48.56


Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)321.0325.0
Div / share0.130.12
EPS0.50.28
Book value / share13.6212.81
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1750331.02011302.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 50.04 for the Life Sciences Tools & Services industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.32. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.12 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.04 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.48. 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 31.51 Peers 50.04   A 22.38 Peers 24.74

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

A is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Average. 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 valuation on par 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 23.22 Peers 28.35   A 0.59 Peers 0.94

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.

 

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 4.12 Peers 6.48   A 26.24 Peers 14.12

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 4.16 Peers 21.15   A 5.56 Peers 10.89

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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