3 Stocks Pushing The Materials & Construction Industry Lower
- SMED's revenue growth trails the industry average of 16.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 2.6%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displaying stagnant earnings per share.
- SMED 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 4.54, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
- SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP continued to lose money by earning -$0.18 versus -$0.23 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$0.05 versus -$0.18).
- The gross profit margin for SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 28.26%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -16.84% is significantly below that of the industry average.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$0.83 million or 59.88% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
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