ModusLink Global Solutions Inc

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MLNK : NASDAQ : Services
$1.6 -0.03 | -1.84%
Today's Range: 1.57 - 1.65
Avg. Daily Volume: 39300.0
09/20/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

MODUSLINK GLOBAL SOLUTIONS's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. MODUSLINK GLOBAL SOLUTIONS has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.36 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 33.65% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)97.9596.46
EBITDA ($mil)-3.62-10.24
EBIT ($mil)-5.49-12.19
Net Income ($mil)-5.07-12.85

Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)123.32166.57
Total Assets ($mil)296.47396.93
Total Debt ($mil)58.6681.23
Equity ($mil)68.93103.9

Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin8.722.25
EBITDA Margin-3.69-10.61
Operating Margin-5.61-12.64
Sales Turnover1.481.2
Return on Assets-12.21-11.72
Return on Equity-52.55-44.81
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio1.71.83
Interest Expense2.042.83
Interest Coverage-2.69-4.3

Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)55.5652.55
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share1.241.98
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume41320.081070.0


SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.31 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 9.38. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, MODUSLINK GLOBAL SOLUTIONS proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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MLNK NM Peers 33.98   MLNK NM Peers 21.36

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

MLNK's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Neutral. 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.

MLNK's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.

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  Price to
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MLNK NA Peers 24.61   MLNK NA Peers 1.36

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

Ratio not available.


Neutral. 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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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MLNK 1.31 Peers 9.38   MLNK 25.28 Peers 10.74

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.

MLNK 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.

MLNK is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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MLNK 0.21 Peers 6.29   MLNK -8.15 Peers 13.26

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.

MLNK is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

MLNK significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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