Reading International Inc. Stock Downgraded (RDI)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Reading International (Nasdaq: RDI) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, RDI's share price has jumped by 50.81%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Regarding the stock's future course, our hold rating indicates that we do not recommend additional investment in this stock despite its gains in the past year.
  • READING INTL INC has exprienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past two years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, READING INTL INC turned its bottom line around by earning $0.36 versus -$0.55 in the prior year.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $6.02 million or 37.61% 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, 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 Media industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 98.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $17.43 million to $0.24 million.

Reading International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of entertainment and real property assets in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Reading International has a market cap of $140 million and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 52.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff

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