ALR : NYSE : Health Care
$49.55 | %
Today's Range: 49.24 - 49.58
Avg. Daily Volume: 1541400.0
08/18/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ALERE 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. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. ALERE INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.36 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 12.31% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)557.67610.3
EBITDA ($mil)51.09111.59
EBIT ($mil)-11.4441.69
Net Income ($mil)-93.07-32.95

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)544.33511.9
Total Assets ($mil)5556.845790.89
Total Debt ($mil)2907.452974.94
Equity ($mil)1760.412007.65

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin56.7157.78
EBITDA Margin9.1618.28
Operating Margin-2.056.83
Sales Turnover0.420.42
Return on Assets-4.6-1.02
Return on Equity-15.75-4.16
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio2.042.55
Interest Expense46.1842.33
Interest Coverage-0.250.98

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)87.4486.74
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share20.1323.15
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1523813.01669647.0


HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.45 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.02 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.79. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, ALERE INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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ALR NM Peers 47.77   ALR 45.35 Peers 37.41

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.

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


Premium. 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.

ALR is trading at a premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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ALR 35.24 Peers 32.84   ALR NA Peers 1.00

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

ALR is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


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.

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  Earnings Growth
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ALR 2.45 Peers 4.79   ALR -231.25 Peers 34.43

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.

ALR 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, ALR 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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ALR 1.86 Peers 5.07   ALR -3.89 Peers 11.44

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.

ALR 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.

ALR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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