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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Gramercy Property Trust (GPT) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from Buy to Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate GRAMERCY PROPERTY TRUST INC (GPT) 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 robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and poor profit margins."
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Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:
- GPT's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 13.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 138.8%. 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.
- Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period, despite the company's weak earnings results. Despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year, there is currently no conclusive evidence that warrants the purchase or sale of this stock.
- The gross profit margin for GRAMERCY PROPERTY TRUST INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 7.80%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -6.84% is significantly below that of the industry average.
- 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 Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 579.4% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.49 million to -$2.35 million.
- You can view the full analysis from the report here: GPT Ratings Report