CERE : NASDAQ : Basic Materials
$0.40 | %
Today's Range: 0.40 - 0.40
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,572,000
07/22/16 - 3:58 PM ET

Financial Analysis


CERES INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. CERES INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.65 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 86.73% 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 Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1.421.13
EBITDA ($mil)-2.15-5.74
EBIT ($mil)-2.24-5.89
Net Income ($mil)-1.51-5.9


Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)4.159.08
Total Assets ($mil)6.7413.41
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.03
Equity ($mil)1.249.37


Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin-151.66-509.96
EBITDA Margin-151.66-509.95
Operating Margin-158.37-523.56
Sales Turnover0.530.16
Return on Assets-209.84-194.95
Return on Equity-1138.37-279.09
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.972.75
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage-1120.50.0


Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)22.366.03
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.08-0.98
Book value / share0.061.55
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1547341.0329755.0

Valuation


SELL. 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 7.21 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 11.16. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, CERES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CERE NM Peers 40.39   CERE NM Peers 21.72

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.

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

 

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.

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

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CERE NA Peers 122.62   CERE NA Peers 1.15

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
CERE 7.21 Peers 11.16   CERE 58.30 Peers -19.12

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.

CERE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

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

CERE is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CERE 2.51 Peers 425.82   CERE 61.23 Peers 40.81

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.

CERE 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.

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

 

 

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