NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Delek US Holdings (NYSE: DK) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- DK's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 34.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 151.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- Powered by its strong earnings growth of 977.77% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 111.67% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, DK should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income increased by 1034.3% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$9.90 million to $92.50 million.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 3785.14% to $372.20 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, DELEK US HOLDINGS INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 29.81%.