InfoSonics Corporation Stock Downgraded (IFON)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- InfoSonics Corporation (Nasdaq: IFON) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$3.72 million or 684.59% 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 gross profit margin for INFOSONICS CORP is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 26.20%. Despite the low profit margin, it has increased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -3.30% trails the industry average.
  • 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 Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and the overall market, INFOSONICS CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • INFOSONICS CORP 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 year. During the past fiscal year, INFOSONICS CORP continued to lose money by earning -$0.18 versus -$0.26 in the prior year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry. The net income increased by 67.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$0.82 million to -$0.27 million.

InfoSonics Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells wireless telecommunication products and accessories in Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and Africa. Its wireless telecommunication products include phones, cell phones, feature phones, and smartphones. InfoSonics has a market cap of $21.5 million and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 148.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff
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