MKS Instruments Inc

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MKSI : NASDAQ : Technology
$73.45 | %
Today's Range: 72.3 - 73.673
Avg. Daily Volume: 466200.0
06/23/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


MKS INSTRUMENTS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 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 2.97 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 11.47% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)437.15183.68
EBITDA ($mil)107.3830.33
EBIT ($mil)85.5425.05
Net Income ($mil)65.0617.56


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)416.49666.62
Total Assets ($mil)2220.551290.66
Total Debt ($mil)562.860.0
Equity ($mil)1305.411171.07


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin49.1544.37
EBITDA Margin24.5616.51
Operating Margin19.5713.64
Sales Turnover0.70.61
Return on Assets6.858.21
Return on Equity11.669.05
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio4.439.79
Debt/Capital0.30.0
Interest Expense8.830.05
Interest Coverage9.69556.73


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)53.8953.31
Div / share0.180.17
EPS1.180.33
Book value / share24.2221.97
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume463206.0345076.0

Valuation


BUY. MKS INSTRUMENTS INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 27.56 for the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 25.75. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.98 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 3.09 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.29. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, MKS INSTRUMENTS 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
MKSI 25.99 Peers 27.56   MKSI 17.42 Peers 18.89

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.

 

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 13.53 Peers 22.40   MKSI 0.17 Peers 1.23

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 significant 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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
MKSI 2.98 Peers 5.29   MKSI 39.69 Peers 14.91

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.

 

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

MKSI 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
MKSI 2.51 Peers 5.19   MKSI 97.71 Peers 24.62

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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