L3 Technologies Inc

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LLL : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$180.12 up 2.04 | 1.15%
Today's Range: 177.63 - 180.39
Avg. Daily Volume: 614200.0
08/21/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

L3 TECHNOLOGIES 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. The company has grown sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, however, it was unable to keep up with the growth of the average competitor within its industry. L3 TECHNOLOGIES INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.11 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 10.92% 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 Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)2732.02664.0
EBITDA ($mil)377.0317.0
EBIT ($mil)324.0267.0
Net Income ($mil)202.0147.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)385.0352.0
Total Assets ($mil)12432.011700.0
Total Debt ($mil)3342.03340.0
Equity ($mil)4976.04486.0

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin16.1114.11
EBITDA Margin13.7911.89
Operating Margin11.8610.02
Sales Turnover0.880.89
Return on Assets5.64-0.77
Return on Equity14.18.38
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio1.831.44
Interest Expense43.043.0
Interest Coverage7.536.21

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)78.077.19
Div / share0.750.7
Book value / share63.7958.12
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume616152.0511993.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 28.17 for the Aerospace & Defense industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.23. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.80 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 3.02 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 15.83. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, L3 TECHNOLOGIES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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LLL 20.13 Peers 28.17   LLL 12.83 Peers 16.40

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

LLL is trading at a significant discount 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.

LLL is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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LLL 18.84 Peers 22.05   LLL 2.40 Peers 4.84

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

LLL 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.

LLL trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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LLL 2.80 Peers 15.83   LLL 86.34 Peers 60.93

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.

LLL 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.

LLL is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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LLL 1.28 Peers 1.84   LLL 4.23 Peers 3.79

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.

LLL is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

LLL has a sales growth rate that exceeds its peers.



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