PAR Technology Corp. Stock Downgraded (PAR)
- 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 Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 115.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $2.47 million to -$0.38 million.
- The gross profit margin for PAR TECHNOLOGY CORP is rather low; currently it is at 19.80%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -0.57% trails that of the industry average.
- The share price of PAR TECHNOLOGY CORP has not done very well: it is down 19.72% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
- The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and the overall market, PAR TECHNOLOGY CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- PAR TECHNOLOGY CORP 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 not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past two years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, PAR TECHNOLOGY CORP continued to lose money by earning -$0.11 versus -$0.89 in the prior year.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff
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