FuelCell Energy Inc.

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FCEL : NASDAQ : Producer Manufacturing
$1.73 | %
Today's Range: 1.66 - 1.75
Avg. Daily Volume: 1416400.0
02/23/18 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


FUELCELL ENERGY INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. FUELCELL ENERGY INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.25 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, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 8.35% 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 Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)47.8924.47
EBITDA ($mil)-6.17-10.44
EBIT ($mil)-8.18-11.81
Net Income ($mil)-9.98-12.86


Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)53.9293.62
Total Assets ($mil)383.79342.14
Total Debt ($mil)102.8596.63
Equity ($mil)188.81174.25


Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin10.823.67
EBITDA Margin-12.87-42.65
Operating Margin-17.08-48.24
Sales Turnover0.250.32
Return on Assets-14.04-14.89
Return on Equity-30.24-31.07
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio2.083.87
Debt/Capital0.350.36
Interest Expense2.321.76
Interest Coverage-3.53-6.72


Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)69.4935.17
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.17-0.41
Book value / share2.724.95
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1487300.01970725.0

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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.65 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.26 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.69. 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, FUELCELL ENERGY 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
FCEL NM Peers 27.77   FCEL NM Peers 18.45

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.

FCEL'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.

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

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
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premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
FCEL NM Peers 19.75   FCEL NA Peers 1.75

Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.

FCEL's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

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
FCEL 0.65 Peers 4.69   FCEL 34.43 Peers 11.22

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.

FCEL 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.

FCEL 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
FCEL 1.28 Peers 3.09   FCEL -11.63 Peers 6.27

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.

FCEL 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.

FCEL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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