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- 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 Specialty Retail industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 800.4% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $3.11 million to -$21.78 million.
- Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Specialty Retail industry and the overall market, WET SEAL INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- The gross profit margin for WET SEAL INC is rather low; currently it is at 22.33%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -18.65% is significantly below that of the industry average.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$14.50 million or 258.78% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
- Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 82.29%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 966.66% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
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