Nanometrics Inc

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NANO : NASDAQ : Technology
$29.18 up 0.28 | 0.97%
Today's Range: 28.9 - 29.62
Avg. Daily Volume: 238200.0
03/23/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

NANOMETRICS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged 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 industry when comparing revenue growth, but not when comparing net income growth. NANOMETRICS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 4.03 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. NANO managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 30.13% 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 ($mil)59.1642.69
EBITDA ($mil)10.822.53
EBIT ($mil)8.960.28
Net Income ($mil)26.65-1.81

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)129.9683.09
Total Assets ($mil)287.83235.54
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)243.77187.33

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin55.2153.95
EBITDA Margin18.285.93
Operating Margin15.150.66
Sales Turnover0.770.8
Return on Assets15.291.23
Return on Equity18.061.55
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio5.153.94
Interest Expense0.010.04
Interest Coverage995.897.65

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)24.924.22
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share9.797.73
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume232445.0168483.0


BUY. NANOMETRICS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 30.20 for the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.73. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.94 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.98 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.80. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, NANOMETRICS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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NANO 16.64 Peers 30.20   NANO 15.68 Peers 17.43

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

NANO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. 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.

NANO is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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NANO 20.13 Peers 20.47   NANO NM Peers 1.53

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

NANO is trading at a premium to its peers.


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.

NANO's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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NANO 2.94 Peers 4.80   NANO 1230.76 Peers -4.55

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.

NANO 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.

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

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  Sales Growth
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NANO 3.24 Peers 4.71   NANO 18.01 Peers 21.81

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.

NANO 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.

NANO trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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