Sirius XM Radio Inc Stock Downgraded (SIRI)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • SIRI's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 3.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 12.1%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $358.58 million or 22.28% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -2.16%.
  • The gross profit margin for SIRIUS XM HOLDINGS INC is rather high; currently it is at 60.37%. Regardless of SIRI's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 6.51% trails the industry average.
  • 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 Media industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 58.3% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $156.25 million to $65.20 million.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. Sirius XM Radio has a market cap of $19.53 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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