Invesco Ltd. Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (IVZ)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Invesco (NYSE: IVZ) has been reiterated by TheStreet Ratings as a buy with a ratings score of A-. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat 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 5.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 10.4%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 41.92% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, IVZ should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Capital Markets industry average. The net income increased by 14.6% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $193.90 million to $222.20 million.
  • INVESCO LTD has improved earnings per share by 13.9% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, INVESCO LTD reported lower earnings of $1.50 versus $1.57 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.16 versus $1.50).
  • The gross profit margin for INVESCO LTD is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 26.30%. Regardless of IVZ's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, IVZ's net profit margin of 19.46% compares favorably to the industry average.

Invesco Ltd. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to individuals, typically high net worth individuals. It also manages accounts for institutions. The firm manages separate client focused equity, fixed income, balanced portfolios. Invesco has a market cap of $14.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.00, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 18.00. Shares are up 26.4% 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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