Astro-Med Inc. Stock Downgraded (ALOT)
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- Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 10.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 8.0%. 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.
- 37.30% is the gross profit margin for ASTRO-MED INC which we consider to be strong. Regardless of ALOT's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, ALOT's net profit margin of -2.89% 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 Computers & Peripherals industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 153.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.84 million to -$0.45 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 Computers & Peripherals industry and the overall market, ASTRO-MED 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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