Mercury Computer Systems Inc. Stock Downgraded (MRCY)
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- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry. The net income increased by 33.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $4.25 million to $5.68 million.
- The gross profit margin for MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS INC is rather high; currently it is at 53.20%. Regardless of MRCY's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, MRCY's net profit margin of 9.30% compares favorably to the industry average.
- MRCY's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 42.94%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last 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.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $4.18 million or 51.53% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
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