CalAmp Corp

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CAMP : NASDAQ : Technology
$14.93 up 0.06 | 0.40%
Today's Range: 14.85 - 15.04
Avg. Daily Volume: 437,100
08/23/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CALAMP CORP's gross profit margin for the first 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 2.26 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 increased by 8.79% 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 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)91.1565.43
EBITDA ($mil)11.29.48
EBIT ($mil)5.897.04
Net Income ($mil)-2.664.06

Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)117.63184.02
Total Assets ($mil)425.59360.19
Total Debt ($mil)141.5135.43
Equity ($mil)188.83173.57

Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin44.6137.17
EBITDA Margin12.2914.48
Operating Margin6.4610.77
Sales Turnover0.720.71
Return on Assets2.44.96
Return on Equity5.4110.29
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio2.695.72
Interest Expense2.420.65
Interest Coverage2.4310.87

Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)36.7536.28
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share5.144.78
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume430726.0478420.0


HOLD. CALAMP CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 28.38 for the Communications Equipment industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.30. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.86 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.25. The price-to-sales ratio is below the S&P 500 average and is well below the industry average, indicating a discount.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CAMP 50.72 Peers 28.38   CAMP 13.76 Peers 12.15

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

CAMP is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


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 premium to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CAMP 9.74 Peers 19.40   CAMP 0.30 Peers 1.02

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.


Discount. 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.

CAMP trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
CAMP 2.86 Peers 3.25   CAMP -40.82 Peers 19.97

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.

CAMP is trading at a discount 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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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
CAMP 1.76 Peers 3.18   CAMP 19.21 Peers 12.20

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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