Ingram Micro Inc. Stock Downgraded (IM)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • IM's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 8.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 0.3%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • IM's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.14 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.94 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
  • 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. When compared to other companies in the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and the overall market, INGRAM MICRO INC's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for INGRAM MICRO INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 5.20%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 0.70% trails that of the industry average.

Ingram Micro Inc. distributes information technology (IT) products and supply chain solutions worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.2, equal to the average wholesale industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Ingram Micro has a market cap of $2.21 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are down 19% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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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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