Tri-Tech Holding Inc. Stock Upgraded (TRIT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Tri-Tech (Nasdaq: TRIT) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from sell to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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:
  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 22.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 14.1%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • TRIT's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.20 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 0.88 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
  • The gross profit margin for TRI-TECH HOLDING INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 25.30%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 6.00% trails that of the industry average.
  • 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 Water Utilities industry and the overall market, TRI-TECH HOLDING INC's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

Tri-Tech Holding, Inc. provides integrated solutions, products, and technologies to water resource management and environmental protection industries. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.4, equal to the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Tri-Tech has a market cap of $31.6 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 15% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

You can view the full Tri-Tech Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff

Editor's Note: 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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