Trade-Ideas: Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR (VIPS) Is Today's New Lifetime High Stock

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR ( VIPS) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • VIPS has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $202.0 million.
  • VIPS has traded 7,560 shares today.
  • VIPS is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on VIPS:

Vipshop Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online discount retailer for various brands in the People's Republic of China. VIPS has a PE ratio of 159.0. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR has a market cap of $12.3 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 162.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • VIPS's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 0.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 136.1%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • VIPSHOP HOLDINGS LTD -ADR reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, VIPSHOP HOLDINGS LTD -ADR turned its bottom line around by earning $0.91 versus -$0.19 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.09 versus $0.91).
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 2.00 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Even though the debt-to-equity ratio is weak, VIPS's quick ratio is somewhat strong at 1.24, demonstrating the ability to handle short-term liquidity needs.

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