MKS Instruments Inc

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MKSI : NASDAQ : Technology
$73.25 up 2.3 | 3.2%
Today's Range: 72.4 - 73.5
Avg. Daily Volume: 359500.0
04/24/17 - 3:30 PM ET

Financial Analysis

MKS INSTRUMENTS 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. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry. MKS INSTRUMENTS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.85 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 6.96% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)405.14172.39
EBITDA ($mil)92.3928.21
EBIT ($mil)70.2222.71
Net Income ($mil)45.4925.52

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)423.37658.24
Total Assets ($mil)2212.241273.35
Total Debt ($mil)612.220.0
Equity ($mil)1241.791160.88

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin47.6144.44
EBITDA Margin22.816.36
Operating Margin17.3313.17
Sales Turnover0.590.64
Return on Assets4.739.6
Return on Equity8.4410.53
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio4.2110.33
Interest Expense9.560.01
Interest Coverage7.352064.55

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)53.6753.2
Div / share0.170.17
Book value / share23.1421.82
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume358858.0358460.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 34.98 for the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.92. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.05 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.74. 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 36.53 Peers 34.98   MKSI 21.01 Peers 17.85

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

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


Premium. 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 premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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MKSI 15.31 Peers 19.92   MKSI 0.31 Peers 1.39

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

MKSI 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.

MKSI trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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MKSI 3.05 Peers 4.74   MKSI -15.73 Peers 0.42

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 2.92 Peers 4.62   MKSI 59.22 Peers 23.82

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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