CalAmp Corp

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CAMP : NASDAQ : Technology
$17.89 | %
Today's Range: 17.8 - 18.12
Avg. Daily Volume: 290900.0
08/18/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CALAMP CORP'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. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. CALAMP CORP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.06 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 decreased by 7.77% 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 ($mil)88.0891.15
EBITDA ($mil)10.6310.82
EBIT ($mil)4.755.51
Net Income ($mil)-2.65-2.66

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)109.24117.63
Total Assets ($mil)427.13425.59
Total Debt ($mil)148.64141.5
Equity ($mil)174.15188.83

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin44.8144.61
EBITDA Margin12.0611.87
Operating Margin5.396.05
Sales Turnover0.810.72
Return on Assets-1.842.4
Return on Equity-4.535.41
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio2.562.69
Interest Expense2.522.42
Interest Coverage1.892.27

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)35.3836.75
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share4.925.14
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume302190.0332216.0


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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.68 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.03 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.27. 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, CALAMP CORP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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premium   discount
CAMP NM Peers 25.29   CAMP 22.28 Peers 15.49

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.

CAMP'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.

CAMP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
CAMP 13.40 Peers 97.38   CAMP NA Peers 1.05

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

CAMP is trading at a significant discount 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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CAMP 3.68 Peers 3.27   CAMP -179.31 Peers 1.12

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

CAMP is trading at a premium to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, CAMP 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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premium   discount
CAMP 1.84 Peers 2.96   CAMP 13.57 Peers 7.91

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.

CAMP is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

CAMP has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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