L3 Technologies Inc

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LLL : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$167.88 | %
Today's Range: 167.63 - 169.93
Avg. Daily Volume: 564400.0
06/23/17 - 4:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis


L3 TECHNOLOGIES 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 increased, the net income has decreased. L3 TECHNOLOGIES INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.05 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 8.06% 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 ($mil)2669.02353.0
EBITDA ($mil)320.0300.0
EBIT ($mil)269.0252.0
Net Income ($mil)164.0227.0


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)230.0534.0
Total Assets ($mil)12164.011911.0
Total Debt ($mil)3340.03636.0
Equity ($mil)4731.04378.0


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin14.6514.96
EBITDA Margin11.9812.74
Operating Margin10.0810.71
Sales Turnover0.890.87
Return on Assets5.31-0.99
Return on Equity13.677.88
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.741.52
Debt/Capital0.410.45
Interest Expense42.041.0
Interest Coverage6.46.15


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)77.977.34
Div / share0.750.7
EPS2.072.08
Book value / share60.7356.61
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume570405.0542065.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 22.68 for the Aerospace & Defense industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.73. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.76 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.08 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 256.14. 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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LLL 20.45 Peers 22.68   LLL 12.13 Peers 17.01

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

LLL is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
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premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LLL 17.77 Peers 21.61   LLL 3.43 Peers 9.45

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

LLL is trading at a discount 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.

LLL 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
LLL 2.76 Peers 256.14   LLL 92.27 Peers 23.57

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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
LLL 1.21 Peers 1.76   LLL 4.80 Peers 5.36

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 trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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