- 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 Life Sciences Tools & Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 31.3% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.77 million to -$1.02 million.
- The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Life Sciences Tools & Services industry and the overall market, VIRTUALSCOPICS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- Net operating cash flow has decreased to $0.39 million or 25.00% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite a decrease in cash flow VIRTUALSCOPICS INC is still fairing well by exceeding its industry average cash flow growth rate of -52.42%.
- Reflecting the weaknesses we have cited, including the decline in the company's earnings per share, VSCP has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 21.43% from its price level of one year ago. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
- VIRTUALSCOPICS INC's earnings per share declined by 16.7% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, VIRTUALSCOPICS INC continued to lose money by earning -$1.02 versus -$1.10 in the prior year.
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. All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 40 points (0.2%) at 16,487 as of Friday, May 16, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,578 issues advancing vs. 1,383 declining with 164 unchanged. The Services sector as a whole closed the day up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.3%. Top gainers within the Services sector included NV5 Holdings ( NVEE), up 4.7%, Radio One ( ROIA), up 1.5%, VirtualScopics ( VSCP), up 1.8%, QKL Stores ( QKLS), up 2.5% and Coast Distribution System ( CRV), up 5.7%. TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: VirtualScopics ( VSCP) is one of the companies that pushed the Services sector higher today. VirtualScopics was up $0.07 (1.8%) to $3.95 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,391 shares of VirtualScopics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.86-$3.95 after having opened the day at $3.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.88. VirtualScopics, Inc. provides imaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. VirtualScopics has a market cap of $11.0 million and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates VirtualScopics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. TheStreet Ratings rates VirtualScopics as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on VSCP go as follows: