CalAmp Corp

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CAMP : NASDAQ : Technology
$18.06 up 0.14 | 0.78%
Today's Range: 18.055 - 18.49
Avg. Daily Volume: 311200.0
04/25/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CALAMP CORP'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 increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. CALAMP CORP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.19 which clearly shows the ability to cover any 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 13.43% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)86.1370.81
EBITDA ($mil)4.2812.05
EBIT ($mil)-1.969.41
Net Income ($mil)-3.495.51

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)100.43228.11
Total Assets ($mil)407.67384.36
Total Debt ($mil)146.83139.8
Equity ($mil)164.0189.45

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin44.3340.29
EBITDA Margin4.9617.01
Operating Margin-2.2713.29
Sales Turnover0.860.73
Return on Assets-1.754.4
Return on Equity-4.368.94
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio2.76.03
Interest Expense2.522.42
Interest Coverage-0.783.9

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)35.4836.67
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share4.625.17
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume307598.0409474.0


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 3.89 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.38. 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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CAMP NM Peers 39.04   CAMP 24.76 Peers 17.26

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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CAMP 13.09 Peers 19.00   CAMP NA Peers 0.97

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 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 3.89 Peers 3.38   CAMP -142.55 Peers 7.61

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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CAMP 1.82 Peers 3.24   CAMP 25.07 Peers 25.06

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.


Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.

CAMP is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.



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