Patriot Transportation Holdings Inc. Stock Upgraded (PATR)
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- PATR's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 1.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 8.9%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
- PATRIOT TRANSN HOLDING INC has improved earnings per share by 43.5% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, PATRIOT TRANSN HOLDING INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.81 versus $0.75 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.94 versus $0.81).
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Road & Rail industry. The net income increased by 47.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $2.12 million to $3.12 million.
- Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, reflecting both the market's overall trend during that period and the fact that the company's earnings growth has been robust. Looking ahead, the stock's rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that the other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
- The gross profit margin for PATRIOT TRANSN HOLDING INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 13.30%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 9.44% trails that of the industry average.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff
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