ICF International Inc. Stock Downgraded (ICFI)
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- The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 18.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 12.3%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
- The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.35, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. To add to this, ICFI has a quick ratio of 1.68, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
- 38.30% is the gross profit margin for ICF INTERNATIONAL INC which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 4.30% trails the industry average.
- The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Professional Services industry and the overall market, ICF INTERNATIONAL INC's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.
- ICFI has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 10.59% from its price level of one year ago. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff
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