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-- AirMedia Group

(Nasdaq:

AMCN

) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from sell to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • AMCN 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. To add to this, AMCN has a quick ratio of 1.98, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, regardless of the company's weak earnings results. Despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year, there is currently no conclusive evidence that warrants the purchase or sale of this stock.
  • The gross profit margin for AIRMEDIA GROUP INC -ADS is rather low; currently it is at 15.88%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 1.88% significantly trails the industry average.
  • 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 Media industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 56.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $3.35 million to $1.46 million.

AirMedia Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates out-of-home advertising platforms in the People's Republic of China. AirMedia Group has a market cap of $173.4 million and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 39.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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