Ballantyne Strong Inc

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BTN : AMEX : Consumer Goods
$6.2 -0.05 | -0.8%
Today's Range: 6.2 - 6.2
Avg. Daily Volume: 41700.0
04/26/17 - 9:35 AM ET

Financial Analysis

BALLANTYNE STRONG INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. BALLANTYNE STRONG INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.84 which shows the 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 remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.01% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)20.3921.33
EBITDA ($mil)1.960.82
EBIT ($mil)1.430.14
Net Income ($mil)0.54-1.18

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)7.622.07
Total Assets ($mil)62.966.86
Total Debt ($mil)0.630.94
Equity ($mil)45.8544.51

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin31.3927.48
EBITDA Margin9.593.86
Operating Margin7.00.67
Sales Turnover1.221.17
Return on Assets0.46-26.12
Return on Equity3.41-37.57
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio2.462.59
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)14.2714.19
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share3.213.14
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume40305.031860.0


HOLD. BALLANTYNE STRONG INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 21.75 for the Media industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.92. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.87 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.50. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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BTN 50.00 Peers 21.75   BTN NM Peers 12.02

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

BTN is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


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.

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

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  Price to
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BTN NA Peers 40.28   BTN NA Peers 2.04

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

Ratio not available.


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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BTN 1.87 Peers 3.50   BTN 110.08 Peers 127.33

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.

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

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  Sales Growth
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BTN 1.12 Peers 16.46   BTN -1.71 Peers 19.87

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.

BTN 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.

BTN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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