Westell Technologies Inc

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WSTL : NASDAQ : Technology
$2.99 up 0.07 | 2.4%
Today's Range: 2.92 - 3.06
Avg. Daily Volume: 37300.0
09/22/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

WESTELL TECH 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 have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. WESTELL TECH INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.03 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. WSTL managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 12.96% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)16.5714.82
EBITDA ($mil)0.67-3.66
EBIT ($mil)-0.6-5.25
Net Income ($mil)-0.57-7.77

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)23.6925.27
Total Assets ($mil)64.0473.84
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)51.5659.24

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin42.2242.78
EBITDA Margin4.06-24.73
Operating Margin-3.64-35.43
Sales Turnover1.011.1
Return on Assets-13.65-27.24
Return on Equity-16.96-33.95
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio4.224.09
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)15.4315.32
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share3.343.87
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume47119.0137385.0


SELL. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.92 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.48. 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, WESTELL TECH INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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WSTL NM Peers 27.75   WSTL NM Peers 16.68

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.

WSTL'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.

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

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  Price to
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WSTL NA Peers 647.17   WSTL NA Peers 0.75

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

WSTL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


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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WSTL 0.92 Peers 3.48   WSTL 57.58 Peers -8.88

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.

WSTL 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.

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

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  Sales Growth
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WSTL 0.73 Peers 3.09   WSTL -20.54 Peers 7.49

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.

WSTL 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.

WSTL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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