Gas Natural Inc. Stock Upgraded (EGAS)
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- The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 16.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 27.4%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Gas Utilities industry. The net income increased by 75.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $1.83 million to $3.22 million.
- Net operating cash flow has increased to $1.56 million or 28.83% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -0.46%.
- The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.73, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels. Despite the fact that EGAS's debt-to-equity ratio is low, the quick ratio, which is currently 0.52, displays a potential problem in covering short-term cash needs.
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