Westell Technologies Inc

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WSTL : NASDAQ : Technology
$0.6499 -0.0101 | -1.53%
Today's Range: 0.6201 - 0.7299
Avg. Daily Volume: 96600.0
05/24/17 - 3:58 PM ET

Financial Analysis


WESTELL TECH INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. WESTELL TECH INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.42 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has significantly decreased by 26.56% 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 Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)14.9820.22
EBITDA ($mil)0.19-3.04
EBIT ($mil)-1.29-4.88
Net Income ($mil)-1.81-4.8


Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)23.8434.8
Total Assets ($mil)68.6390.11
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)52.571.49


Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin42.2241.48
EBITDA Margin1.28-15.01
Operating Margin-8.62-24.12
Sales Turnover1.00.95
Return on Assets-29.81-26.78
Return on Equity-38.97-34.33
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio3.413.94
Debt/Capital0.00.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)61.6761.03
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.03-0.08
Book value / share0.851.17
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume102002.0191302.0

Valuation


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 0.76 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.00 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.14. 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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
WSTL NM Peers 22.98   WSTL NM Peers 13.72

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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
WSTL 65.00 Peers 19.77   WSTL NA Peers 0.92

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.

WSTL'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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
WSTL 0.76 Peers 3.14   WSTL 19.52 Peers 5.86

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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
WSTL 0.59 Peers 2.92   WSTL -20.29 Peers 13.77

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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