Quantum Corp

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QTM : NYSE : Technology
$5.85 up 0.11 | 1.9%
Today's Range: 5.68 - 5.85
Avg. Daily Volume: 336300.0
09/21/17 - 11:57 AM ET

Financial Analysis


QUANTUM CORP's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. QUANTUM CORP has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.52 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 8.57% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)116.86116.28
EBITDA ($mil)1.821.74
EBIT ($mil)0.510.31
Net Income ($mil)-3.67-3.52


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)10.5537.28
Total Assets ($mil)213.03208.75
Total Debt ($mil)123.15131.12
Equity ($mil)-118.0-129.06


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin44.644.78
EBITDA Margin1.551.49
Operating Margin0.440.26
Sales Turnover2.372.31
Return on Assets1.63-33.13
Return on Equity0.00.0
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio0.781.17
Debt/Capital23.9363.71
Interest Expense2.561.51
Interest Coverage0.20.2


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)34.133.31
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.11-0.08
Book value / share-3.46-3.87
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume377389.0467347.0

Valuation


SELL. QUANTUM CORP's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 21.16 for the Computers & Peripherals industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.88. Normally, for additional comaprison, we would look at the price-to-book ratio; however, this company's price-to-book ratio is negative making the value useless for comparisons. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
QTM 118.80 Peers 21.16   QTM 43.48 Peers 12.17

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

QTM 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.

QTM 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
QTM 7.20 Peers 18.47   QTM 0.02 Peers 1.92

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

QTM is trading at a significant discount 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.

QTM 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
QTM NM Peers 5.60   QTM 102.50 Peers 2.22

Neutral. 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.

QTM's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
QTM 0.40 Peers 3.23   QTM 5.09 Peers 2.15

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.

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

 

Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

QTM has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 

 

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