EXFO IncFind Ratings Reports
EXFO INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. EXFO INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.98 which shows the ability to cover 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 8.21% 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||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||60.03||53.6|
|Net Income ($mil)||1.01||3.96|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||52.42||44.38|
|Total Assets ($mil)||246.45||225.53|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.46|
|Profitability||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||61.7||64.73|
|Return on Assets||3.03||3.81|
|Return on Equity||3.98||4.96|
|Debt||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Share Data||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||54.57||53.95|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||3.44||3.21|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||36202.0||111864.0|
BUY. EXFO INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 24.63 for the Communications Equipment industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.75. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.53 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.09 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.44. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.
|EXFO 37.50||Peers 24.63||EXFO 14.64||Peers 15.21|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
EXFO is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|EXFO 18.10||Peers 21.69||EXFO 1.00||Peers 1.07|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
EXFO is trading at a premium to its peers.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|EXFO 1.53||Peers 3.44||EXFO -6.67||Peers 7.87|
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.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, EXFO is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|EXFO 1.17||Peers 3.05||EXFO 10.01||Peers 10.68|
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.
Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.
EXFO is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.