NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Toll Brothers (TOL) shares are down 2.8% to $33.81 in trading on Wednesday after the home builder released its fourth quarter earnings results before the opening bell today.
Toll Brothers reported earnings of 71 cents per diluted share on an adjusted basis which was 17 cents better than it reported during the same period last year, but 2 cents short of analysts' expectations for the period.
The company generated $1.35 billion in revenue, a 29.3% increase over the same period last year that was in line with analysts' guidance for the quarter.
TheStreet Ratings team rates TOLL BROTHERS INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate TOLL BROTHERS INC (TOL) a BUY. This is driven by a few notable 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 robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity."