Pizza Inn Holdings Inc Stock Downgraded (PZZI)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Pizza Inn Holdings (Nasdaq: PZZI) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • PIZZA INN HOLDINGS 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. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, PIZZA INN HOLDINGS INC reported lower earnings of $0.05 versus $0.18 in the prior year.
  • 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 Food & Staples Retailing industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 850.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.05 million to -$0.39 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Food & Staples Retailing industry and the overall market, PIZZA INN HOLDINGS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for PIZZA INN HOLDINGS INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 10.70%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -3.98% trails that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $0.45 million or 36.33% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
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Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates and franchises pizza buffet, delivery/carry-out, and express restaurants under the Pizza Inn trademark in the United States and internationally. Pizza Inn has a market cap of $38.7 million and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 40.5% 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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