MKS Instruments IncFind Ratings Reports
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 ($mil)||380.66||209.33|
|Net Income ($mil)||32.55||29.77|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||425.91||391.99|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2241.67||1293.35|
|Total Debt ($mil)||650.6||0.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||48.06||46.85|
|Return on Assets||3.78||10.12|
|Return on Equity||6.97||11.42|
|Debt||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Share Data||Q3 FY16||Q3 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||53.58||53.26|
|Div / share||0.17||0.17|
|Book value / share||22.69||21.53|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||356923.0||388756.0|
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.