Lihua International Inc. Stock Downgraded (LIWA)
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- The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 6.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 29.1%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
- LIWA has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 10.65, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
- LIWA has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 9.11% from its price level of one year ago. 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 gross profit margin for LIHUA INTERNATIONAL INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 10.10%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 6.09% trails that of the industry average.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff
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