Maxwell Technologies Inc

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MXWL : NASDAQ : Technology
$5.48 -0.22 | -3.9%
Today's Range: 5.48 - 5.7
Avg. Daily Volume: 197800.0
03/24/17 - 12:33 PM ET

Financial Analysis


MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly, underperforming compared to the average company in its industry. MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.56 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company managed to increase its liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 15.40% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)26.449.83
EBITDA ($mil)-5.532.58
EBIT ($mil)-7.99-0.06
Net Income ($mil)-12.17-2.17


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)25.3624.78
Total Assets ($mil)140.87172.01
Total Debt ($mil)0.080.09
Equity ($mil)100.82119.18


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin30.9234.15
EBITDA Margin-20.955.18
Operating Margin-30.25-0.12
Sales Turnover0.860.97
Return on Assets-16.82-12.98
Return on Equity-23.51-18.73
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio2.812.5
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.070.08
Interest Coverage-115.74-0.7


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)32.1431.78
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.38-0.07
Book value / share3.143.75
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume170949.0174427.0

Valuation


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. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.68 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.98 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.18. 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, MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES 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
MXWL NM Peers 28.71   MXWL NA Peers 17.43

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.

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

 

Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
MXWL NM Peers 20.40   MXWL NA Peers 1.13

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.

MXWL'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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
MXWL 1.68 Peers 3.18   MXWL 1.34 Peers 23.00

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.

MXWL 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, MXWL 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
MXWL 1.40 Peers 2.56   MXWL -27.57 Peers 4.95

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.

MXWL 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.

MXWL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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