Comtech Telecommunications CorpFind Ratings Reports
COMTECH TELECOMMUN's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased 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. COMTECH TELECOMMUN has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.12 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover 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 increased by 15.57% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||135.79||64.12|
|Net Income ($mil)||-2.49||1.44|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||62.71||150.73|
|Total Assets ($mil)||903.45||459.04|
|Total Debt ($mil)||256.8||0.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||41.14||46.37|
|Return on Assets||-1.29||4.23|
|Return on Equity||-2.52||4.87|
|Debt||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Share Data||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||23.52||16.15|
|Div / share||0.3||0.3|
|Book value / share||19.61||24.72|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||284395.0||290606.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.59 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.94 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.72. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, COMTECH TELECOMMUN proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|CMTL NM||Peers 37.73||CMTL 17.90||Peers 15.72|
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.
CMTL'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.
CMTL is trading at a premium to its peers.
|CMTL 24.04||Peers 19.07||CMTL NA||Peers 1.03|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
CMTL is trading at a significant premium 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.
|CMTL 0.59||Peers 3.72||CMTL -159.66||Peers 1.54|
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.
CMTL 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, CMTL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|CMTL 0.57||Peers 3.40||CMTL 63.60||Peers 19.14|
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.
CMTL 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.
CMTL has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.