ELong Inc. Stock Downgraded (LONG)
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- The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 3.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 21.5%. 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.
- LONG 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 5.47, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
- The gross profit margin for ELONG INC is currently very high, coming in at 74.00%. Regardless of LONG's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, LONG's net profit margin of -16.30% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
- 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 Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 446.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1.51 million to -$5.23 million.
- The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, ELONG INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff
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