- The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 0.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 13.7%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- Powered by its strong earnings growth of 117.77% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 51.46% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. 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.
- The gross profit margin for ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP is rather high; currently it is at 62.80%. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the strong results of the gross profit margin, RBS's net profit margin of 6.66% significantly trails the industry average.
- ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP reported significant earnings per share improvement 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, ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP reported poor results of -$1.72 versus -$0.58 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($37.99 versus -$1.72).
- 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. Compared to other companies in the Commercial Banks industry and the overall market, ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
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