ITRI : NASDAQ : Technology
$66.7 up 0.3 | 0.45%
Today's Range: 65.825 - 67.1
Avg. Daily Volume: 239200.0
05/23/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

ITRON 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. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. ITRON INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.15 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 9.05% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)477.59497.59
EBITDA ($mil)47.8142.49
EBIT ($mil)33.4325.81
Net Income ($mil)15.8510.09

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)187.93132.62
Total Assets ($mil)1673.921719.68
Total Debt ($mil)303.74349.53
Equity ($mil)683.35626.59

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin34.9834.9
EBITDA Margin10.08.53
Operating Margin7.05.19
Sales Turnover1.191.12
Return on Assets2.241.01
Return on Equity5.492.77
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.731.55
Interest Expense2.672.92
Interest Coverage12.58.85

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)38.6538.24
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share17.6816.38
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume239511.0183909.0


BUY. ITRON INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 26.40 for the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.02. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.70 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.00 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.35. 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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ITRI 68.07 Peers 26.40   ITRI 17.31 Peers 15.91

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.


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.

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

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  Price to
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premium   discount
ITRI 17.86 Peers 20.21   ITRI 0.26 Peers 0.87

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

ITRI 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.

ITRI trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
ITRI 3.70 Peers 3.35   ITRI 113.33 Peers 126.91

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

ITRI is trading at a premium to its peers.


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

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

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  Sales Growth
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premium   discount
ITRI 1.27 Peers 3.66   ITRI 3.04 Peers 7.08

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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