UQM Technologies Inc

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UQM : AMEX : Consumer Goods
$0.79 up 0.03 | 3.95%
Today's Range: 0.77 - 0.8
Avg. Daily Volume: 126500.0
08/16/17 - 11:54 AM ET

Financial Analysis

UQM TECHNOLOGIES INC'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. Sales and net income fell significantly, underperforming compared to the average company in its industry. UQM TECHNOLOGIES INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.71 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 65.64% 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 ($mil)1.021.5
EBITDA ($mil)-1.51-1.3
EBIT ($mil)-1.61-1.53
Net Income ($mil)-1.61-0.93

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1.127.03
Total Assets ($mil)10.4323.35
Total Debt ($mil)0.590.0
Equity ($mil)7.4621.71

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin42.2740.76
EBITDA Margin-148.47-86.7
Operating Margin-158.62-101.46
Sales Turnover0.490.0
Return on Assets-140.170.0
Return on Equity-196.030.0
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.777.49
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage-536.670.0

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)48.5248.33
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share0.150.45
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume130480.0152044.0


SELL. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.01 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.03 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.72. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, UQM TECHNOLOGIES INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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UQM NM Peers 17.24   UQM NM Peers 9.35

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

UQM's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Neutral. 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.

UQM's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.

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  Price to
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UQM NA Peers 11.92   UQM NA Peers 0.71

Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.

UQM's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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UQM 5.01 Peers 3.72   UQM -2900.00 Peers -44.81

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

UQM is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


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

However, UQM is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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UQM 7.27 Peers 0.99   UQM 241.62 Peers 22.45

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.

UQM is trading at a significant premium to its industry.


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

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



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