A V Homes Inc. Stock Upgraded (AVHI)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- A V Homes (Nasdaq: AVHI) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from sell to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • AVHI's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 36.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 66.6%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.37, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Real Estate Management & Development industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, A V HOMES INC has outperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for A V HOMES INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 13.51%. Despite the low profit margin, it has increased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 3.37% trails the industry average.

AV Homes, Inc. engages in the homebuilding, community development, and land sale business in Florida and Arizona. The company is involved in the development of active adult communities, and the construction and sale of residences within those communities. A V Homes has a market cap of $426.2 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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