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
Debt/Capital0.350.0
Interest Expense12.010.06
Interest Coverage5.05735.53


Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)53.5853.26
Div / share0.170.17
EPS0.60.56
Book value / share22.6921.53
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume356923.0388756.0

Valuation


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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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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