International Shipholding Corporation Stock Upgraded (ISH)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- International Shipholding Corporation (NYSE: ISH) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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 11.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 34.1%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 33.12% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 70.30% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, ISH 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 significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Marine industry. The net income increased by 46.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $11.54 million to $16.87 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to -$1.78 million or 49.47% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, INTL SHIPHOLDING CORP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -88.78%.

International Shipholding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides maritime transportation services to commercial and governmental customers primarily under the medium to long-term time charters or contracts of affreightment in the United States and internationally. International Shipholding has a market cap of $221.6 million and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 3.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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