Intervest Bancshares Corporation Stock Upgraded (IBCA)
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- Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 54.71% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, IBCA should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
- INTERVEST BANCSHARES CORP has improved earnings per share by 7.7% 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. During the past fiscal year, INTERVEST BANCSHARES CORP increased its bottom line by earning $0.48 versus $0.45 in the prior year.
- The gross profit margin for INTERVEST BANCSHARES CORP is rather high; currently it is at 60.00%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 17.41% is above that of the industry average.
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500, but is less than that of the Commercial Banks industry average. The net income increased by 12.6% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $3.13 million to $3.53 million.
- IBCA, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 0.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 12.4%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff
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