ITRI : NASDAQ : Technology
$42.72 -0.02 | -0.05%
Today's Range: 41.58 - 43.03
Avg. Daily Volume: 193,800
07/29/16 - 3:58 PM ET

Financial Analysis


ITRON INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. ITRON INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.97 which shows a lack of 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 decreased by 13.22% 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 Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)496.45510.52
EBITDA ($mil)36.1643.09
EBIT ($mil)17.9619.78
Net Income ($mil)8.99-47.04


Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)131.02112.37
Total Assets ($mil)1681.361710.31
Total Debt ($mil)375.1328.25
Equity ($mil)604.76696.94


Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin32.7732.91
EBITDA Margin7.288.44
Operating Margin3.623.87
Sales Turnover1.121.14
Return on Assets0.75-1.38
Return on Equity2.09-3.39
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio1.591.53
Debt/Capital0.380.32
Interest Expense2.952.77
Interest Coverage6.087.15


Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)37.9138.59
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.23-1.21
Book value / share15.9518.06
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume194340.0301941.0

Valuation


HOLD. ITRON INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 30.90 for the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.09. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.69 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.52. 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 129.94 Peers 30.90   ITRI 22.16 Peers 13.36

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.

 

Premium. 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 premium 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 17.72 Peers 18.73   ITRI 0.24 Peers 3.20

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
ITRI 2.69 Peers 2.52   ITRI 153.22 Peers -20.88

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.

 

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

ITRI 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
ITRI 0.86 Peers 2.27   ITRI -3.30 Peers 18.88

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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