Shares of Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB) tumbled in late trading session on Monday after the Short Hills, New Jersey based company announced that its fiscal Q4 profit came in lower than market forecasts, hindered by weakness in its North American unit.
The company earned net income of $96 million or $2.20 a share for the quarter that finished Dec 31, evaluated against with $93.4 million or $1.93 a share in previous year. The company earned $2.38 a share on an adjusted basis, without special items.
Total revenue of company plunged 7% to $463.1 million. Total revenue of previous year comprises results from units that were sold or shut down.
FactSet analysts survey recently forecasting the corporation to earn $2.46 a share on $477.9 million of revenue.
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Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB) last session’s volume of 676,433 shares was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 442,343 shares. The stock after opening at $84.02 hit high price of $85.45 and then closed at $85.28 by scoring +0.94%.
The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 0.49 as current ratio. The Company had total cash of $137.00 million at hand and a book value per share as $-17.27 in the most recent quarter.
The stock’s price volatility was 1.87% for a week and 1.62% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1.38 and its beta remained at 0.66.
DNB generated revenue of $1.70 billion in the previous twelve months and earned $292.90 million. The Company showed a positive 17.32% in the net profit margin as well as in its operating margin which remained at 24.64%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five years was 3.58%.
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