Echelon Corp

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ELON : NASDAQ : Technology
$5.81 | %
Today's Range: 5.54 - 5.96
Avg. Daily Volume: 9400.0
04/21/17 - 3:55 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ECHELON CORP's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. ECHELON CORP is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.45 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 14.80% 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 ($mil)7.59.59
EBITDA ($mil)0.0-0.36
EBIT ($mil)-1.42-0.72
Net Income ($mil)-1.24-5.6

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)23.0426.07
Total Assets ($mil)32.9138.05
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)24.4228.67

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin54.9961.01
EBITDA Margin0.0-3.78
Operating Margin-18.89-7.48
Sales Turnover0.981.02
Return on Assets-12.46-34.78
Return on Equity-16.79-46.16
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio4.064.14
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.0-358.5

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)4.434.42
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share5.516.49
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume9272.013757.0


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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.09 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.18. 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, ECHELON CORP proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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ELON NM Peers 29.22   ELON NM Peers 17.33

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.

ELON'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.

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

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  Price to
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ELON NA Peers 19.56   ELON NA Peers 1.17

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.

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  Earnings Growth
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ELON 1.09 Peers 3.18   ELON 68.69 Peers 21.78

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.

ELON 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.

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

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  Sales Growth
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ELON 0.83 Peers 3.38   ELON -16.55 Peers 5.16

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.

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


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

ELON significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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