IHS (NYSE:IHS) Declares Higher Fiscal Fourth Quarter Profits – HIS, MHP, TRI, SLB

IHS Inc (NYSE:IHS) on Tuesday announced a higher profit in fiscal fourth-quarter as revenues moved up 12% with continued business expansion in all 3 of its operating areas. Adjusted earnings and revenues surpassed analysts’ forecasts without few items.

Business information provider reaffirmed its outlook for fiscal 2013 and reported it will be better-positioned to attain its goals of long-term profitable growth.

Revenue moved up 11% in the Americas unit and in EMEA segment revenue surged 12% while revenue growth was 15% in the APAC division.

The corporation announced a net income of $158.17 million or $2.37 a share for the fiscal year finished November 30, over $135.42 million or $2.06 a share in the earlier year.

Shifting reader’s focus to broader market, let us consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MHP) fell -0.51% to settle at $54.90, Thomson Reuters Corporation (USA) (NYSE:TRI) moved up +0.48% to end at $29.43 while Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) jumped +0.42% to finish at $72.51 on Tuesday.

IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS) last session’s volume of 1.04 million shares was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 438,136 shares. The stock after opening at $108.70 hit high price of $109.69 and then closed at $102.09 by scoring +5.36%.

The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 0.86 as current ratio and on the other side the debt to equity ratio was 0.64 and long-term debt to equity ratio remained at 0.53. The Company had total cash of $298.43 million at hand and a book value per share as $23.79 in the most recent quarter.

The stock’s price volatility was 3.95% for a week and 2.44% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 2.61 and its beta remained at 0.57.

IHS generated revenue of $1.49 billion in the previous twelve months and earned $134.80 million. The Company showed a positive 9.07% in the net profit margin as well as in its operating margin which remained at 11.98%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five years was 19.20%.

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