VistaPrint Ltd. Stock Upgraded (VPRT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- VistaPrint (Nasdaq: VPRT) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 78.78% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 40.17% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Turning to the future, naturally, any stock can fall in a major bear market. However, in almost any other environment, the stock should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed nice gains in the past year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Internet Software & Services industry. The net income increased by 78.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $22.96 million to $40.88 million.
  • VPRT's revenue growth trails the industry average of 16.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 6.5%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Internet Software & Services industry and the overall market, VISTAPRINT NV's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

Vistaprint N.V. operates as an online provider of coordinated portfolios of marketing products and services to micro businesses worldwide. VistaPrint has a market cap of $1.69 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 10% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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