Thursday, August 9, 2007

Jaco Electronics Inc.

Jaco Electronics Inc. is a NASDAQ listed security that has been trading in a range between $1.79 and $4.49 over the past year. With 6,294,330 shares outstanding, a recent price of $1.95 gives a total market capitalization of $12,588,660. While there are certainly larger companies, Jaco Electronics Inc. has definitely earned its place in the pack. Last year, Jaco Electronics Inc. created $0.01 in earnings for every share outstanding.

Jaco Electronics Inc. is currently priced by the market at 188.60 times last year’s earnings. Many trading multiples around the world are quite attractive these days, but don’t be fooled. A Price to Earnings ratio of 0 simply means that the security didn’t make any money last year.

With a share price under $50 a share and earnings per share below $1 a share, Jaco Electronics Inc. could be an interesting value proposition. Consistent earnings are the key to high valuations and this security is well on its way.