3 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Lower

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The Consumer Non-Durables industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.2%. Laggards within the Consumer Non-Durables industry included CTI Industries ( CTIB), down 4.5%, DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX), down 14.2%, Exceed ( EDS), down 1.6%, Fuwei Films (Holdings ( FFHL), down 1.6% and Orient Paper ( ONP), down 2.0%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

Exceed ( EDS) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. Exceed was down $0.02 (1.6%) to $1.58 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,280 shares of Exceed exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.57-$1.63 after having opened the day at $1.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.60.

Exceed Company Ltd. is engaged in the design, development, and wholesale of footwear, apparel, and accessories under the brand name of Xidelong in the People's Republic of China. Exceed has a market cap of $53.0 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 3.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Exceed as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on EDS go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 10.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 33.7%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • EDS's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.03 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 12.21, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • EXCEED CO LTD reported significant earnings per share improvement 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, EXCEED CO LTD reported lower earnings of $0.33 versus $0.96 in the prior year.
  • The gross profit margin for EXCEED CO LTD is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 27.28%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 4.36% trails that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$13.97 million or 293.04% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Exceed Ratings Report

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At the close, DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX) was down $0.18 (14.2%) to $1.12 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 48,867 shares of DS Healthcare Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.01-$1.26 after having opened the day at $1.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.30.

DS Healthcare Group has a market cap of $20.6 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 47.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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CTI Industries ( CTIB) was another company that pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. CTI Industries was down $0.19 (4.5%) to $4.06 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 10,310 shares of CTI Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $4.05-$4.35 after having opened the day at $4.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.25.

CTI Industries Corporation develops, manufactures, and supplies flexible film products for novelty, packaging and container, and custom product applications worldwide. CTI Industries has a market cap of $14.4 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 25.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates CTI Industries as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CTIB go as follows:

  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 28.00%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 100.00% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Despite the heavy decline in its share price, this stock is still more expensive (when compared to its current earnings) than most other companies in its industry.
  • 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 Household Durables industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 117.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.06 million to -$0.12 million.
  • The gross profit margin for CTI INDUSTRIES CORP is rather low; currently it is at 22.99%. Regardless of CTIB's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -0.92% trails the industry average.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Household Durables industry and the overall market, CTI INDUSTRIES CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • CTI INDUSTRIES CORP has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, CTI INDUSTRIES CORP increased its bottom line by earning $0.11 versus $0.03 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.18 versus $0.11).

You can view the full analysis from the report here: CTI Industries Ratings Report

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