NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Corporate Executive Board Co. (CEB - Get Report) are higher by 0.45% to $68.88 in pre-market trade after Deutsche Bank (DB - Get Report) upgraded the advisory company to "buy" from "hold."
The firm maintains an $80 price target for the shares.
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Professional Services industry. The net income increased by 75.1% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $7.18 million to $12.58 million.
- Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 19.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 10.9%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- Net operating cash flow has increased to $53.71 million or 19.80% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -3.08%.
- The gross profit margin for CORPORATE EXECUTIVE BRD CO is rather high; currently it is at 64.96%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 5.60% trails the industry average.
- Powered by its strong earnings growth of 76.19% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 31.94% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. We feel that the stock's sharp appreciation over the last year has driven it to a price level which is now somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. The other strengths this company shows, however, justify the higher price levels.
- You can view the full analysis from the report here: CEB Ratings Report