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.
GENIE ENERGY LTD (GNE) is a small-cap value stock in the Electric Utilities 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: Genie Energy Ltd. (Genie) owns interest in its subsidiary, Genie Energy International Corporation, which owns Genie Retail Energy and Genie Oil and Gas, Inc. The Company operates through three segments: Genie Retail Energy (GRE), Afek Oil and Gas, Ltd. (Afek), and Genie Oil and Gas (GOGAS). The GRE segment operates retail energy providers (REPs), including IDT Energy, Inc. and Residents Energy, Inc., and energy brokerage and marketing services. Its REP businesses resell electricity and natural gas to residential and small business customers. The Afek segment operates an oil and gas exploration project. The GOGAS segment is an oil and gas exploration company. The GOGAS segment consists of early-stage oil shale projects, including its interest in Genie Mongolia, Inc., an oil shale exploration project; American Shale Oil Corporation, which holds and manages an interest in AMSO, LLC, an oil shale development project, and Israel Energy Initiatives, Ltd., an oil shale development project.
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:||PASS|
|R&D AS A PERCENTAGE OF SALES:||NEUTRAL|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS:||PASS|
|INVENTORY TO SALES:||PASS|
|ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE TO SALES:||PASS|
|LONG TERM DEBT/EQUITY RATIO:||PASS|
|"THE FOOL RATIO" (P/E TO GROWTH):||FAIL|
|AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING:||PASS|
|DAILY DOLLAR VOLUME:||PASS|
|INCOME TAX PERCENTAGE:||FAIL|
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