EXFO : NASDAQ : Technology
$5.45 up 0.05 | 0.93%
Today's Range: 5.35 - 5.5
Avg. Daily Volume: 98200.0
02/24/17 - 1:50 PM ET

Financial Analysis

EXFO INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. EXFO INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.02 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 7.66% 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 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)61.7955.23
EBITDA ($mil)6.064.91
EBIT ($mil)4.733.64
Net Income ($mil)3.31.77

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)39.3429.36
Total Assets ($mil)236.72222.86
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.31
Equity ($mil)183.9170.81

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin63.0863.54
EBITDA Margin9.818.88
Operating Margin7.666.58
Sales Turnover1.010.99
Return on Assets4.42.5
Return on Equity5.673.26
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio2.852.61
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)54.4453.89
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share3.383.17
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume90963.039763.0


BUY. EXFO INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 37.73 for the Communications Equipment industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 26.35. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.58 indicates a 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. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, EXFO INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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EXFO 28.16 Peers 37.73   EXFO 14.12 Peers 15.72

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

EXFO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. 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.

EXFO is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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EXFO 15.97 Peers 19.07   EXFO 0.39 Peers 1.03

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

EXFO is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

EXFO trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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EXFO 1.58 Peers 3.72   EXFO 90.00 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.

EXFO 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.

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

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  Sales Growth
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EXFO 1.22 Peers 3.40   EXFO 8.40 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.

EXFO 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.

EXFO significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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