Adecoagro SA Stock Downgraded (AGRO)
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- 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 Food Products industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 109.3% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $29.58 million to -$2.77 million.
- Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Food Products industry and the overall market, ADECOAGRO SA's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $14.17 million or 52.83% 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.
- ADECOAGRO SA has exprienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, ADECOAGRO SA increased its bottom line by earning $0.49 versus $0.39 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 12.2% in earnings ($0.43 versus $0.49).
- 36.00% is the gross profit margin for ADECOAGRO SA which we consider to be strong. Despite the high profit margin, it has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, AGRO's net profit margin of -1.70% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff
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