Universal Technical Institute IncFind Ratings Reports
UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INST's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INST has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.62 which shows the ability to cover 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 decreased by 12.60% 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||Q3 FY17||Q3 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||76.26||82.27|
|Net Income ($mil)||-3.92||-5.07|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY17||Q3 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||97.86||111.35|
|Total Assets ($mil)||256.77||285.03|
|Total Debt ($mil)||43.38||44.25|
|Profitability||Q3 FY17||Q3 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||47.16||47.82|
|Return on Assets||-6.35||-17.04|
|Return on Equity||-16.93||-33.41|
|Debt||Q3 FY17||Q3 FY16|
|Share Data||Q3 FY17||Q3 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||24.76||24.35|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||5.14||5.98|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||39055.0||46991.0|
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. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.65 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.41. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INST proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|UTI NM||Peers 46.44||UTI NM||Peers 24.17|
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.
UTI'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.
UTI's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|UTI NM||Peers 37.00||UTI NA||Peers 1.72|
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.
UTI'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.
|UTI 0.65||Peers 8.41||UTI 56.72||Peers 149.42|
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.
UTI 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, UTI is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|UTI 0.25||Peers 4.79||UTI -6.00||Peers 16.26|
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.
UTI 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.
UTI significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth