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- The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 1.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 21.5%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- 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.
- The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Metals & Mining industry and the overall market, METALS USA HOLDINGS CORP's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Metals & Mining industry. The net income increased by 31.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $12.40 million to $16.30 million.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 89.22% to -$5.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, METALS USA HOLDINGS CORP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -33.17%.
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