L3 Technologies Inc

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LLL : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$170.46 up 0.31 | 0.18%
Today's Range: 169.27 - 171.09
Avg. Daily Volume: 557200.0
04/25/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

L3 TECHNOLOGIES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. L3 TECHNOLOGIES INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.07 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.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.54% 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 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)2989.02871.0
EBITDA ($mil)344.0307.0
EBIT ($mil)294.0255.0
Net Income ($mil)188.0-166.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)363.0207.0
Total Assets ($mil)11865.012085.0
Total Debt ($mil)3338.03652.0
Equity ($mil)4553.04355.0

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin15.2912.82
EBITDA Margin11.510.69
Operating Margin9.848.88
Sales Turnover0.890.87
Return on Assets5.98-1.98
Return on Equity14.216.47
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.731.47
Interest Expense44.045.0
Interest Coverage6.685.67

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)77.2378.13
Div / share0.70.65
Book value / share58.9555.74
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume554217.0649075.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 22.84 for the Aerospace & Defense industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.92. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.85 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 36.73. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below 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 20.45 Peers 22.84   LLL 12.47 Peers 16.87

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

LLL is trading at a 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 significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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LLL 18.08 Peers 20.85   LLL 4.31 Peers 4.05

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.


Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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LLL 2.85 Peers 36.73   LLL 142.47 Peers 24.24

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 1.24 Peers 1.67   LLL 0.42 Peers 5.58

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.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

LLL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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