MKS Instruments Inc

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MKSI : NASDAQ : Technology
$64.35 up 2.0 | 3.3%
Today's Range: 63.125 - 64.05
Avg. Daily Volume: 358600.0
01/24/17 - 11:09 AM ET

Financial Analysis

MKS INSTRUMENTS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. MKS INSTRUMENTS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.94 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 6.00% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)380.66209.33
EBITDA ($mil)82.6747.45
EBIT ($mil)60.6241.93
Net Income ($mil)32.5529.77

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)425.91391.99
Total Assets ($mil)2241.671293.35
Total Debt ($mil)650.60.0
Equity ($mil)1215.541146.67

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin48.0646.85
EBITDA Margin21.7122.66
Operating Margin15.9220.03
Sales Turnover0.470.65
Return on Assets3.7810.12
Return on Equity6.9711.42
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio4.356.68
Interest Expense12.010.06
Interest Coverage5.05735.53

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)53.5853.26
Div / share0.170.17
Book value / share22.6921.53
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume356923.0388756.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 32.17 for the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.41. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.70 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.47. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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MKSI 38.83 Peers 32.17   MKSI 19.28 Peers 18.82

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

MKSI is trading at a 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.

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

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  Price to
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premium   discount
MKSI 17.18 Peers 19.33   MKSI 1.26 Peers 1.16

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

MKSI 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.

MKSI trades at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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MKSI 2.70 Peers 4.47   MKSI -35.52 Peers 18.89

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.

MKSI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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

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

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  Sales Growth
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MKSI 3.09 Peers 4.67   MKSI 25.87 Peers 13.84

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.

MKSI 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.

MKSI has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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