Cavco Industries Inc. Stock Downgraded (CVCO)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Cavco Industries (Nasdaq: CVCO) 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 24.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 0.0%. 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.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.48, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.19, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • Current return on equity is lower than its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of weakness within the company. Compared to other companies in the Household Durables industry and the overall market, CAVCO INDUSTRIES INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for CAVCO INDUSTRIES INC is rather low; currently it is at 24.10%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 1.27% trails that of the industry average.
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Cavco Industries, Inc. engages in the design, production, wholesale, and retail sale of manufactured homes. The company has a P/E ratio of 61.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Cavco has a market cap of $317.8 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 8.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff

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