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TSC Ratings' Updates: Watts Water

PWRD's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 16.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenue leaped by 183.4%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.

PWRD has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 3.13, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.

The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the software industry. The net income increased by 244.8% when compared with the same quarter one year prior, rising from $6.95 million to $23.98 million.

The gross profit margin for PWRD is currently very high, coming in at 89.30%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 49.20% significantly outperformed against the industry average.

Additional ratings changes from Aug. 27 are listed below.

Ticker Company Name Change New Rating Former Rating
BECN Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. Upgrade Buy Hold
COKE Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Upgrade Hold Sell
DFS Discover Financial Services Inc. Upgrade Hold Sell
FFBC First Financial Bancorp Upgrade Buy Hold
FRZ Reddy Ice Holdings Inc. Upgrade Hold Sell
GVA Granite Construction Inc. Upgrade Buy Hold
IMRX Imarx Therapeutics Inc. Initiated Sell
MCCC Mediacom Communications Corp. Upgrade Hold Sell
MCGC MCG Capital Corp. Downgrade Sell Hold
MFLX Multi-Fineline Electron Inc. Downgrade Hold Buy
PEI Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Downgrade Sell Hold
PERY Ellis Perry International Inc. Downgrade Hold Buy
PWRD Perfect World Initiated Hold
TCCO Technical Communications Upgrade Hold Sell
TESS Tessco Technologies Inc. Upgrade Buy Hold
VOLT Voltaire Ltd Initiated Sell
WTS Watts Water Technologies Upgrade Buy Hold

This article was written by a staff member of Ratings.
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