Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Trade-Ideas LLC identified NII Holdings ( NIHD) as a "dead cat bounce" (down big yesterday but up big today) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified NII Holdings as such a stock due to the following factors:
- NIHD has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $21.2 million.
- NIHD has traded 1.5 million shares today.
- NIHD is up 3.6% today.
- NIHD was down 6.3% yesterday.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get the inside scoop on opportunities in NIHD with the Ticky from Trade-Ideas. See the FREE profile for NIHD NOW at Trade-Ideas More details on NIHD: NII Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides wireless communication services under the Nextel brand name to businesses and individuals in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and Chile. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate NII Holdings a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. The average volume for NII Holdings has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. NII has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. The stock has a beta of 1.26 and a short float of 49.4% with 13.81 days to cover. Shares are down 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. TheStreetRatings.com Analysis: TheStreet Quant Ratings rates NII Holdings as a 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, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- NII HOLDINGS INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share have declined over the last two years. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, NII HOLDINGS INC swung to a loss, reporting -$4.27 versus $1.31 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 19.2% in earnings (-$5.09 versus -$4.27).
- 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 Wireless Telecommunication Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 282.9% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$103.51 million to -$396.35 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 Wireless Telecommunication Services industry and the overall market, NII HOLDINGS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 27.15%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 346.00% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
- The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 3.76 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Regardless of the company's weak debt-to-equity ratio, NIHD has managed to keep a strong quick ratio of 1.71, which demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
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