SL Green Realty Corporation Stock Downgraded (SLG)
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- The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 18.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 39.4%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
- Compared to its closing price of one year ago, SLG's share price has jumped by 37.69%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Regarding the stock's future course, our hold rating indicates that we do not recommend additional investment in this stock despite its gains in the past year.
- Net operating cash flow has increased to $141.10 million or 45.40% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, SL GREEN REALTY CORP's cash flow growth rate is still lower than the industry average growth rate of 59.99%.
- 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 Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 79.2% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $534.00 million to $111.15 million.
- Current return on equity is lower than its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of weakness within the company. Compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, SL GREEN REALTY CORP underperformed against that of the industry average and is significantly less than that of the S&P 500.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff
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