ITRI : NASDAQ : Technology
$76.25 up 0.15 | 0.2%
Today's Range: 75.35 - 77.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 182700.0
09/20/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ITRON INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. ITRON INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.99 which shows a lack of 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 12.93% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)503.08513.02
EBITDA ($mil)63.4252.63
EBIT ($mil)48.3333.83
Net Income ($mil)14.119.92


Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)127.88132.01
Total Assets ($mil)1779.621702.03
Total Debt ($mil)324.36345.95
Equity ($mil)723.65640.79


Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin37.3735.23
EBITDA Margin12.610.25
Operating Margin9.616.59
Sales Turnover1.111.16
Return on Assets1.783.03
Return on Equity4.388.05
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio1.581.63
Debt/Capital0.310.35
Interest Expense2.882.74
Interest Coverage16.8112.37


Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)38.738.24
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.360.52
Book value / share18.716.76
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume162228.0187667.0

Valuation


BUY. ITRON INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 28.78 for the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.88. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.85 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.65. 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, ITRON INC proves to trade at a premium 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
ITRI 90.00 Peers 28.78   ITRI 17.56 Peers 25.49

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

ITRI is trading at a significant premium 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.

ITRI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ITRI 19.67 Peers 20.94   ITRI 0.33 Peers 1.47

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

ITRI is trading at a premium to 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.

ITRI trades at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ITRI 3.85 Peers 3.65   ITRI -40.30 Peers 132.43

Average. 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.

ITRI is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, ITRI is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
ITRI 1.41 Peers 3.32   ITRI 0.33 Peers 10.13

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.

ITRI 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.

ITRI significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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