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"We rate MGC DIAGNOSTICS CORP (MGCD) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow."
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Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:
- MGCD's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.26 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, MGCD has a quick ratio of 2.24, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
- The gross profit margin for MGC DIAGNOSTICS CORP is rather high; currently it is at 57.44%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -13.47% is in-line with the industry average.
- Compared to its price level of one year ago, MGCD is down 30.10% to its most recent closing price of 6.99. Looking ahead, our view is that this company's fundamentals will not have much impact either way, allowing the stock to generally move up or down based on the push and pull of the broad market.
- 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 Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry and the overall market, MGC DIAGNOSTICS CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- Net operating cash flow has decreased to $0.47 million or 40.20% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
- You can view the full analysis from the report here: MGCD Ratings Report
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