BroadSoft Inc. Stock Downgraded (BSFT)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- BroadSoft (Nasdaq: BSFT) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 38.86%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 53.84% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Although its share price is down sharply from a year ago, do not assume that it can now be tagged as cheap and attractive. The reality is that, based on its current price in relation to its earnings, BSFT is still more expensive than most of the other companies in its industry.
  • 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 Software industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 54.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $3.70 million to $1.70 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$3.45 million or 211.20% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Software industry and the overall market, BROADSOFT INC's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

BroadSoft, Inc. provides software and services that enable mobile, fixed-line, and cable service providers to deliver unified communications and other voice and multimedia services over Internet protocol (IP) based networks. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.5, equal to the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. BroadSoft has a market cap of $702 million and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 15.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff

TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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