Agilent Technologies Inc

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A : NYSE : Health Care
$53.08 -0.1 | -0.19%
Today's Range: 52.84 - 54.05
Avg. Daily Volume: 2012000.0
03/24/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.66 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 6.22% 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 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)1067.01028.0
EBITDA ($mil)245.0226.0
EBIT ($mil)190.0160.0
Net Income ($mil)168.0123.0

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)2241.01931.0
Total Assets ($mil)7872.07302.0
Total Debt ($mil)1992.01733.0
Equity ($mil)4297.04045.0

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin58.0157.0
EBITDA Margin22.9621.98
Operating Margin17.8115.56
Sales Turnover0.540.55
Return on Assets6.446.31
Return on Equity11.7911.56
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio3.343.59
Interest Expense20.018.0
Interest Coverage9.58.89

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)322.0327.77
Div / share0.130.12
Book value / share13.3412.34
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1980997.02067547.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 47.56 for the Life Sciences Tools & Services industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.73. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.98 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.98 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.99. 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 34.01 Peers 47.56   A 21.27 Peers 22.51

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.

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  Price to
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A 22.10 Peers 26.06   A 0.64 Peers 1.03

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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A 3.98 Peers 5.99   A 10.63 Peers -6.02

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.

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  Sales Growth
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A 4.03 Peers 33.94   A 4.97 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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