Has Cyanotech Corporation’s (NASDAQ:CYAN) Earnings Momentum Changed Recently?

Investors with a long-term horizong may find it valuable to assess Cyanotech Corporation’s (NASDAQ:CYAN) earnings trend over time and against its industry benchmark as opposed to simply looking at a sincle earnings announcement at one point in time. Below is my commentary, albiet very simple and high-level, on how Cyanotech is currently performing. See our latest analysis for Cyanotech

How Did CYAN’s Recent Performance Stack Up Against Its Past?

CYAN’s trailing twelve-month earnings (from 31 March 2018) of US$1.03m has
NasdaqCM:CYAN Income Statement July 10th 18
NasdaqCM:CYAN Income Statement July 10th 18
In terms of returns from investment, Cyanotech has not invested its equity funds well, leading to a 5.66% return on equity (ROE), below the sensible minimum of 20%. Furthermore, its return on assets (ROA) of 5.13% is below the US Personal Products industry of 10.76%, indicating Cyanotech’s are utilized less efficiently. However, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for Cyanotech’s debt level, has increased over the past 3 years from 0.93% to 3.81%.

What does this mean?

Though Cyanotech’s past data is helpful, it is only one aspect of my investment thesis. You should continue to research Cyanotech to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

  1. Financial Health: Is CYAN’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  2. Valuation: What is CYAN worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether CYAN is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other High-Performing Stocks: Are there other stocks that provide better prospects with proven track records? Explore our free list of these great stocks here.
NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the trailing twelve months from 31 March 2018. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.