Active Power Inc

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ACPW : NASDAQ : Industrial Goods
$0.39 -0.00 | -1.30%
Today's Range: 0.38 - 0.40
Avg. Daily Volume: 97,400
07/29/16 - 11:00 AM ET

Financial Analysis


ACTIVE POWER INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly; although net income growth outperformed the average competitor in its industry, revenue growth did not. ACTIVE POWER INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.89 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 53.19% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)10.7316.86
EBITDA ($mil)-1.570.06
EBIT ($mil)-1.76-0.17
Net Income ($mil)-1.84-0.26


Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)8.4611.11
Total Assets ($mil)25.5737.36
Total Debt ($mil)5.545.54
Equity ($mil)8.2317.58


Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin27.6733.99
EBITDA Margin-14.620.35
Operating Margin-16.43-1.01
Sales Turnover1.711.55
Return on Assets-41.19-17.01
Return on Equity-128.01-36.15
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio1.411.84
Debt/Capital0.40.24
Interest Expense0.090.08
Interest Coverage-20.74-2.19


Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)23.1123.11
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.08-0.01
Book value / share0.360.76
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume111358.095261.0

Valuation


SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.04 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.96. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, ACTIVE POWER 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
ACPW NM Peers 23.00   ACPW NM Peers 13.45

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

ACPW's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

Neutral. 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.

ACPW's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ACPW NM Peers 19.67   ACPW NA Peers 7.24

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.

ACPW'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.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ACPW 1.04 Peers 3.96   ACPW -67.85 Peers 2.90

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.

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ACPW 0.20 Peers 1.98   ACPW -24.47 Peers -3.28

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.

ACPW 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.

ACPW significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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