Bankrate Stock Analysis (NYSE:RATE)

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Bankrate
Updated on : Mar 27, 2017
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RATE 9.5 (0%)
NASDAQ 5840.4 (0%)
Closing Price On: Mar 27, 2017
stock rating
RATING: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
Industry :
Internet Content
Sector :
Computer and Technology
5 Quarter Revenue
Revenue Growth
2016-Q4
$million
%
YOY GROWTH
Compared to the industry
Long Term Growth
5 Year CAGR:
0.5%
Operating Profit
Operating Margin:
-1.3%
Sector Average:
2.7%
5 Quarter Net Profit
Net Margins
2016-Q4
%
LTM Margin
Debt/Equity Ratio
Debt:
295.7M
Debt/Equity Ratio:
 0.43
Compared to the industry
PROS      CONS
PE Valuation
PS Valuation
Long Term Growth
Operating Margins
Net Margins
High Debt Burden
ROIC
ROE
Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
Relative Valuation
RATE PS :
1.9
Industry PS :
2.6
Sector:   Computer and Technology.   *PE adjusted for one time items.
Other Metrics
Return on Invested Capital:
-0.4%
Return on Equity:
-4.8%
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View Bankrate stock analysis video. This is our RATE analyst opinion covering the buy and sell arguments for RATE stock.

Bankrate Inc Stock Rating (2.6/5)

Our Bankrate stock opinion is based on fundamentals of the company. This Bankrate stock analysis is based on latest Q4 earnings for 2016. The stock price analysis takes into account a company's valuation metrics.

Should you buy RATE stock?

  • The price to earnings multiple of 19.8 is attractive when compared with the industry average PE ratio of 25.6.
  • The lower PS ratio 1.9 for RATE stock versus Internet Content industry average of 2.6 is a positive for the company.

Should you sell RATE stock?

  • Long term revenue growth of 0.5% over the past 5 years has been disappointing.
  • Over the last twelve months, Bankrate posted an average operating loss margin of -1.3%.
  • Bankrate registered an average TTM Net loss of -7.9%.
  • Bankrate is debt laden and has a high debt/equity ratio of  0.43.
  • The company has a negative Return on Invested Capital of -0.4%, which is a red flag.
  • Bankrate has a negative return on equity of -4.8%. This indicates that the firm is inefficient at generating profits.

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