Numerex Corp Stock Downgraded (NMRX)
- Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 15.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 15.1%. 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.
- NMRX's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.03 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 3.04, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
- 43.30% is the gross profit margin for NUMEREX CORP which we consider to be strong. Regardless of NMRX's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, NMRX's net profit margin of 0.06% is significantly lower than the industry average.
- In its most recent trading session, NMRX has closed at a price level that was not very different from its closing price of one year earlier. This is probably due to its weak earnings growth as well as other mixed factors. 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, implying reduced upside potential.
- 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 Communications Equipment industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 96.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.32 million to $0.01 million.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff
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