PDF Solutions Inc

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PDFS : NASDAQ : Technology
$14.46 | %
Today's Range: 14.44 - 14.76
Avg. Daily Volume: 229900.0
09/22/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


PDF SOLUTIONS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. PDF SOLUTIONS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 8.35 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 10.60% 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 Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)24.2926.69
EBITDA ($mil)0.734.84
EBIT ($mil)-0.653.76
Net Income ($mil)0.192.13


Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)109.01122.22
Total Assets ($mil)227.06202.23
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)202.1182.72


Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin58.4763.66
EBITDA Margin3.018.11
Operating Margin-2.6914.1
Sales Turnover0.460.49
Return on Assets2.474.19
Return on Equity2.774.64
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio8.89.75
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)32.1631.31
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.010.07
Book value / share6.285.84
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume222463.0181128.0

Valuation


HOLD. PDF SOLUTIONS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 46.90 for the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.88. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.41 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.49. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
PDFS 84.22 Peers 46.90   PDFS 244.75 Peers 18.33

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

PDFS is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Premium. 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.

PDFS is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
PDFS 20.91 Peers 21.72   PDFS 1.68 Peers 1.12

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

PDFS is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

 

Premium. 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.

PDFS trades at a significant premium to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
PDFS 2.41 Peers 5.49   PDFS -35.72 Peers 122.55

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.

PDFS 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, PDFS 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
PDFS 4.68 Peers 5.24   PDFS 4.56 Peers 25.22

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.

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

 

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

PDFS significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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