The following are today's upgrades for Validea's Small-Cap Growth Investor model based on the published strategy of Motley Fool. This strategy looks for small cap growth stocks with solid fundamentals and strong price performance.
FREEDOM HOLDING CORP (FRHC) is a small-cap growth stock in the Investment Services industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Motley Fool changed from 69% to 76% based on the firm’s underlying fundamentals and the stock’s valuation. A score of 80% or above typically indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% typically indicates strong interest.
Company Description: Freedom Holding Corp, through its subsidiaries, provides financial services including retail securities brokerage, research, investment counseling, securities trading, market making, corporate investment banking and underwriting services in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The Company has retail locations in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Germany. Its subsidiaries include LLC Investment Company Freedom Finance (Freedom RU), a securities broker-dealer; LLC FFIN Bank (FFIN Bank); JSC Freedom Finance (Freedom KZ), a securities broker-dealer; Freedom Finance Cyprus Limited (Freedom CY), a broker-dealer; Freedom Finance Germany TT GmbH (Freedom GE), a tied agent of Freedom CY; LLC Freedom Finance Uzbekistan (Freedom UZ), a broker-dealer and FFIN Securities, Inc. (FFIN). The Company's retail brokerage services include full-service brokerage, margin lending, investor education andinvestment research
The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of this strategy's tests. Not all criteria in the below table receive equal weighting or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the strong and weak points of the security in the context of the strategy's criteria.
|COMPARE SALES AND EPS GROWTH TO THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR:||FAIL|
|CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS:||PASS|
|PROFIT MARGIN CONSISTENCY:||FAIL|
|R&D AS A PERCENTAGE OF SALES:||NEUTRAL|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS:||PASS|
|ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE TO SALES:||PASS|
|"THE FOOL RATIO" (P/E TO GROWTH):||FAIL|
|AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING:||PASS|
|DAILY DOLLAR VOLUME:||PASS|
|INCOME TAX PERCENTAGE:||FAIL|
Detailed Analysis of FREEDOM HOLDING CORP
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