NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Reis (Nasdaq: REIS) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period. Although other factors naturally played a role, the company's strong earnings growth was key. Looking ahead, unless broad bear market conditions prevail, we still see more upside potential for this stock, despite the fact that it has already risen over the past year.
- REIS INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, REIS INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.44 versus $0.04 in the prior year.
- REIS's revenue growth trails the industry average of 24.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 13.2%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- The gross profit margin for REIS INC is currently very high, coming in at 95.10%. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the strong results of the gross profit margin, REIS's net profit margin of 2.00% significantly trails the industry average.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet RatingsStaff