Kongzhong Corp (KZ) Upgraded From Hold to Buy

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Kongzhong Corp  (KZ) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from Hold to Buy with a ratings score of B.  TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate KONGZHONG CORP -ADR (KZ) a BUY. This is driven by multiple strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. 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, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

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Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 11.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 32.8%. 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.
  • KZ has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 2.96, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 562.51% to $24.55 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, KONGZHONG CORP -ADR has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 42.48%.
  • The gross profit margin for KONGZHONG CORP -ADR is rather high; currently it is at 50.06%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Despite the strong results of the gross profit margin, KZ's net profit margin of 0.11% significantly trails the industry average.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: KZ Ratings Report

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