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Vasco Data Security International Inc. Stock Upgraded (VDSI)

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Vasco Data Security International (Nasdaq:VDSI) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • VDSI's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 4.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 10.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • VDSI 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 4.61, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Software industry and the overall market, VASCO DATA SEC INTL INC's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for VASCO DATA SEC INTL INC is rather high; currently it is at 64.10%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 15.40% is above that of the industry average.

VASCO Data Security International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and supports hardware and software security systems that manage and secure access to information assets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2, below the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 16.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Vasco Data Security International has a market cap of $367.7 million and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 44.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

You can view the full Vasco Data Security International Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

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