Granite Real Estate Inc Stock Upgraded (GRP)
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- GRP's revenue growth trails the industry average of 16.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.2%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- GRP's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.29 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.47, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
- The gross profit margin for GRANITE REAL ESTATE INC is currently very high, coming in at 83.50%. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 40.70% significantly outperformed against the industry average.
- Net operating cash flow has increased to $36.67 million or 26.75% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow of 26.75%, GRANITE REAL ESTATE INC is still growing at a significantly lower rate than the industry average of 149.10%.
- Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period. Although other factors naturally played a role, the company's strong earnings growth was key. The stock's price rise over the last year has driven it to a level which is somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff
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