American River Bankshares Stock Upgraded (AMRB)
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- The gross profit margin for AMERICAN RIVER BANKSHARES is currently very high, coming in at 92.40%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 14.98% is above that of the industry average.
- AMERICAN RIVER BANKSHARES's earnings per share declined by 10.0% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, AMERICAN RIVER BANKSHARES increased its bottom line by earning $0.33 versus $0.25 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.38 versus $0.33).
- AMRB, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 1.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 7.5%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
- 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. When compared to other companies in the Commercial Banks industry and the overall market, AMERICAN RIVER BANKSHARES's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- Compared to where it was 12 months ago, the stock is up, but it has so far lagged the appreciation in the S&P 500. 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.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff
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