Milestone Scientific Inc.Find Ratings Reports
MILESTONE SCIENTIFIC INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2021 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company grew its sales and net income significantly quarter versus same quarter a year prior, and was able to outpace the average competitor in the subsector when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. MILESTONE SCIENTIFIC INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 5.99 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 3,270.42% 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 FY21||Q1 FY20|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2.93||1.81|
|Net Income ($mil)||-0.97||-1.6|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY21||Q1 FY20|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||16.95||0.77|
|Total Assets ($mil)||22.64||6.38|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.92||0.72|
|Profitability||Q1 FY21||Q1 FY20|
|Gross Profit Margin||61.64||70.9|
|Return on Assets||-29.63||-130.83|
|Return on Equity||-35.05||-1468.49|
|Debt||Q1 FY21||Q1 FY20|
|Share Data||Q1 FY21||Q1 FY20|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||66.56||49.86|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||0.29||0.01|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||410301.0||785302.0|
SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 7.61 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 4.45 and a significant discount versus the subsector average of 9.63. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the subsector average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, MILESTONE SCIENTIFIC INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives.
|MLSS NM||Peers 124.46||MLSS NM||Peers 169.60|
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.
MLSS'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.
MLSS's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|MLSS NM||Peers 366.63||MLSS NA||Peers 0.91|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
MLSS's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
|MLSS 7.61||Peers 9.63||MLSS 37.50||Peers 26.88|
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.
MLSS is trading at a discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
MLSS is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|MLSS 22.25||Peers 10.55||MLSS -20.79||Peers 14.64|
Premium. 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.
MLSS is trading at a significant premium to its subsector.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the subsector implies that a company is losing market share.
MLSS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth.