STMicroelectronics NV

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STM : NYSE : Technology
$16.28 up 0.17 | 1.1%
Today's Range: 16.23 - 16.4
Avg. Daily Volume: 4995500.0
05/25/17 - 8:54 AM ET

Financial Analysis

STMICROELECTRONICS NV'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 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. STMICROELECTRONICS NV has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.95 which shows the ability to cover 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 remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.09% 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 ($mil)1860.01668.0
EBITDA ($mil)311.0212.0
EBIT ($mil)150.018.0
Net Income ($mil)112.02.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1964.02110.0
Total Assets ($mil)8008.08195.0
Total Debt ($mil)1451.01612.0
Equity ($mil)4535.04632.0

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin46.1345.08
EBITDA Margin16.7212.7
Operating Margin8.061.08
Sales Turnover0.870.84
Return on Assets2.061.26
Return on Equity3.632.24
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio2.823.0
Interest Expense10.011.0
Interest Coverage15.01.64

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)883.41878.54
Div / share0.060.1
Book value / share5.135.27
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume5188823.04148769.0


BUY. STMICROELECTRONICS NV's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 27.49 for the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.02. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.15 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 3.00 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.91. The price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is significantly below the industry average, indicating a discount.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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STM 85.16 Peers 27.49   STM 13.76 Peers 17.49

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

STM is trading at a significant premium 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.

STM is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
STM 17.78 Peers 20.43   STM 0.28 Peers 1.12

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

STM is trading at a valuation on par with 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.

STM trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
STM 3.15 Peers 4.91   STM 72.72 Peers 8.74

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.

STM 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.

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

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  Sales Growth
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STM 2.05 Peers 4.89   STM 1.10 Peers 27.09

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.

STM 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.

STM significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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