Trade-Ideas LLC identified

ExlService Holdings

(

EXLS

) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified ExlService Holdings as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • EXLS has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $15.1 million.
  • EXLS has traded 334,276 shares today.
  • EXLS is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on EXLS:

ExlService Holdings, Inc. provides business process solutions, utilizing operations management, analytics, and technology primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments, Operations Management, and Analytics and Business Transformation. EXLS has a PE ratio of 34. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate ExlService Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for ExlService Holdings has been 242,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. ExlService has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. The stock has a beta of 1.26 and a short float of 1.8% with 1.65 days to cover. Shares are down 1.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates ExlService Holdings as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 18.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 23.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • EXLS's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.16 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 3.05, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the IT Services industry. The net income increased by 149.6% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $6.08 million to $15.16 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 65.43% to $27.38 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, EXLSERVICE HOLDINGS INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -19.80%.
  • 36.88% is the gross profit margin for EXLSERVICE HOLDINGS INC which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Despite the strong results of the gross profit margin, EXLS's net profit margin of 9.27% significantly trails the industry average.

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