PDF Solutions Inc

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PDFS : NASDAQ : Technology
$22.39 | %
Today's Range: 22.31 - 22.71
Avg. Daily Volume: 166600.0
01/20/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


PDF SOLUTIONS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. PDF SOLUTIONS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 9.19 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 7.80% 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 Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)27.2623.88
EBITDA ($mil)4.294.32
EBIT ($mil)3.143.47
Net Income ($mil)1.891.49


Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)118.53126.26
Total Assets ($mil)210.15192.06
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)188.95175.28


Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin61.8360.26
EBITDA Margin15.7318.07
Operating Margin11.514.52
Sales Turnover0.490.52
Return on Assets4.267.99
Return on Equity4.748.76
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio9.4811.97
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)31.4831.39
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.060.05
Book value / share6.05.58
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume167894.0154236.0

Valuation


HOLD. PDF SOLUTIONS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 32.67 for the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.49. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.78 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.52. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, PDF SOLUTIONS INC seems to be trading at a premium 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
PDFS 78.24 Peers 32.67   PDFS 110.85 Peers 18.82

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 26.69 Peers 19.26   PDFS 1.07 Peers 1.90

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.

 

Discount. 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 discount to its peers.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
PDFS 3.78 Peers 4.52   PDFS -39.59 Peers 17.50

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 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 6.93 Peers 4.66   PDFS 3.13 Peers 12.67

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.

PDFS is trading at a significant premium to its industry.

 

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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