DSP Group Stock Downgraded (DSPG)
- The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 456.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.37 million to -$2.04 million.
- Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and the overall market, DSP GROUP INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- The gross profit margin for DSP GROUP INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 33.40%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -3.50% is significantly below that of the industry average.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $1.12 million or 75.45% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite a decrease in cash flow of 75.45%, DSP GROUP INC is in line with the industry average cash flow growth rate of -78.22%.
- The share price of DSP GROUP INC has not done very well: it is down 9.89% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
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